Technology >> CEO Interviews >> September 3, 2013

Interview with the President and CEO: 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: When we spoke back in 2011, your biggest end market was cell phones. Is that still the case, and how has your product mix shifted over the last few years? What other end markets are also