Technology >> CEO Interviews >> September 3, 2003

Balu Balakrishan – Power Integrations Inc (powi)

Balakrishnan, Balu
Balu Balakrishnan joined Power Integrations in 1989, serving in a variety of roles before becoming president and COO in April 2001. He was named CEO and appointed to the company's board of directors in January 2002. Mr. Balakrishnan has more than 30 years of engineering, marketing and management experience in the semiconductor industry, including product-line management responsibility at National Semiconductor Corporation. He is the Chief Inventor of Power Integrations' TOPSwitch, TinySwitch and EcoSmart technologies and holds more than 120 patents. Mr. Balakrishnan has received the Discover Award for Technological Innovation as well as a TechAmerica Innovator Award, both in recognition of the environmental benefits of EcoSmart technology. Profile
TWST: Would you talk about your technology and give us an overview of

Power Integrations?

Mr. Balakrishnan: We are the pioneer of high-voltage integrated circuits

used in AC/DC and DC/DC power