Intersil Corporation designs and develops power management and precision analog integrated circuits (ICs). The company supplies a range of power IC solutions for battery management, processor power management, and display power management, including power regulators, converters and controllers, as well as integrated power modules. The company also provides precision analog components, such as amplifiers and buffers, proximity and light sensors, data converters, optoelectronics, video decoders, and interface products. Products and Technology The company has various core technologies that allow it to deliver differentiated products to the market place. These products address opportunities that the company divides into three market categories, such as industrial and infrastructure, consumer, and computing markets. Industrial and Infrastructure Power products include majority of the company’s industrial and infrastructure products – digital power controllers, modules and switching regulators, as well as other general purpose power devices. In automotive, the company is targeting both infotainment and power applications. The company’s video decoders form a primary building block for console displays and rear view camera display that are becoming a common safety feature in mid- to high-end vehicles. The company is applying its power management technology to address the improving market for electric vehicles. The company’s computing heritage has resulted in a suite of products for analog and digital power management addressing the expansion of cloud computing and communications infrastructure. The company’s products in this category also enable multiple functions in various other industrial systems from factory automation to test and measurement equipment. Consumer The company develops integrated solutions for the consumer market. Computing The company’s products provide the power management functions for various types of personal computers, including ultrabooks, notebooks and desktops. These functions include power management for the central processing unit, battery charging, display power and other types of power-related functions within a personal computer. Markets and Customers The company operates in the semiconductor industry and primarily the power management and high-performance analog sector of that industry. The company markets its products for sale to customers, including distributors, primarily in China, the U.S., South Korea, Japan, Germany, Singapore, and Taiwan. One distributor, Avnet, Inc., represented 24.4% of trade receivables as of January 2, 2015. Another distributor, WPG Holdings Ltd., represented 7.7% of accounts receivable as of January 2, 2015. Distribution The company sells its products through its direct sales force and a network of distributors. Its sales team focuses on those major accounts that are strategic to its marketing and product strategies. The company’s direct geographical sales organizations sell products in regions throughout the world. The geographical sales force works with a network of distributors, value-added resellers and manufacturers’ representatives, creating a worldwide selling network. Dedicated direct sales organizations operate in North American, European, Japanese and the Asia/Pacific markets. The company locates sales offices near major original equipment manufacturers, original design manufacturer, and contract manufacturers worldwide. Suppliers The company’s suppliers include Global Foundries, IBM Microelectronics, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, and United Microelectronics Corporation. Business Strategy The company’s business strategy is to expand its presence in power management for industrial and infrastructure applications; establish leadership in power management for mobile applications; and extend its leadership in target applications in the automotive and aerospace markets. Research and Development The company’s research and development expenses were $125.9 million in the year ended January 2, 2015. Competition The company competes directly with companies that have developed similar products, including but not limited to, Analog Devices, Linear Technology, Maxim Integrated Products, ON Semiconductor, and Texas Instruments. History Intersil Corporation was founded in 1999.
intersil corp-a (ISIL:NASDAQ GS)
1001 Murphy Ranch Road
Milpitas, CA 95035
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