Intersil Corporation designs and develops power management and precision analog integrated circuits (ICs). The company supplies a range of power IC solutions, including battery management, computing power, display power, regulators and controllers and power modules, as well as precision analog components, such as amplifiers and buffers, proximity and light sensors, data converters, optoelectronics and interface products. Business Strategy The company focuses in three main areas, including expanding its presence in power management for industrial and infrastructure applications; establish leadership in power management for mobile applications; and extending its eadership in target applications in the automotive and aerospace markets. Products and Technology The company has various core technologies that allow it to deliver differentiated products to the market place. These products address opportunities in the industrial and infrastructure, consumer and personal computing markets. Industrial and Infrastructure Power products include many 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 is applying its power management technology to address the market for electric vehicles. The company’s computing heritage has resulted in a suite of products for analog and digital power management addressing the rapid 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 higher value and more integrated solutions for the consumer market. Personal Computing The company’s products provide the power management functions for all 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. Geographic Financial Summary The company operates exclusively in the semiconductor industry and primarily the power management and high-performance analog sector of that industry. One distributor, Avnet, Inc represented 24.6% of trade receivables as of January 3, 2014. WPG Holdings Ltd. represented 13.8% of accounts receivable as of January 3, 2014. Sales, Marketing, and Distribution The company sells its products through its direct sales force and a network of distributors. The company’s 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 worldwide. Dedicated direct sales organizations operate in North American, European, Japanese and Asia/Pacific markets. The company strategically locates sales offices near major original equipment manufacturers, original design manufacturer and contract manufacturers worldwide. Research and Development The company’s research and development expense included $130.5 million in 2013. Suppliers The company’s suppliers include IBM Microelectronics, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, and United Microelectronics Corporation. Competition The company competes with 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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