International Rectifier Corporation (IR) is a world leader in power management technology, is a major worldwide supplier of power semiconductors that convert electrical energy to operate power supplies, lighting ballasts, and motor drives. product line include power MOSFETs, power modules, HiRel products, DC-DC converters, solid state relays, gate driver ICs and controllers, motor control solutions, die products and services, automotive products, IGBTs, GaN devices.
From discrete MOSFETs and IGBTs and high-performance analog, digital and mixed-signal ICs to integrated power systems, IR’s innovative technologies add value to our customers' designs by reducing power consumption, improving performance and simplifying the development of a wide range of applications. IR's customers include manufacturers of computers, energy-efficient appliances, lighting, automobiles, satellites, aircraft, and defense systems. As a company that holds key patents on technology that created the power MOSFET industry, our success is built on a solid base of ongoing R&D investment that keeps IR at the leading edge of power management with highly differentiated technologies targeted at high-growth applications.
Nov. 1, 2006--International Rectifier Corporation (IR) (NYSE:IRF) and Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE:VSH) today announced they have reached an agreement for the sale of IR's Power Control Systems (PCS) business to Vishay. The PCS business includes certain discrete planar MOSFETs, discrete diodes and rectifiers, discrete thyristors, and automotive modules and assemblies. Signing of definitive agreements in November 10, 2006, and the transaction is to close in February 2007.
This divestiture enables International Rectifier to concentrate more fully its resources and assets on its Focus Products business, which includes high-performance analog, digital, and mixed-signal ICs, and other advanced power management products.
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