|Headquarters||El Segundo, California|
|Eric Lidow, Founder
Robert LeFort, President
|Revenue||$1.1 billion (June 2014)|
Number of employees
|4,200 (June 2014)|
International Rectifier is an American power management technology company that manufactures analog and mixed-signal ICs, advanced circuit devices, integrated power systems, and integrated components that enable high-performance in computing. IR's products are used in motherboards, appliances, lighting, automobiles, satellites, aircraft, and defense systems. On 13 January 2015 the company became a part of Infineon Technologies.
- 1954: commercialization of germanium rectifiers
- 1959: creation of the first silicon-based rectifier
- 1974: first power and Darlington transistors which used glass passivation
- 1979: first hexagonal MOSFET
- 1983: first intelligent power ICs
- 2000: FlipFETTM wafer packaging
- 2002: DirectFETR, a MOSFET packaging technology developed to address thermal limitations found in advanced computing, consumer and communications applications
- 2003: developed iMOTIONTM Integrated Design Platform for motor control applications
- 2006: introduced SmartRectifierTM IC for AC-DC applications
- 2007: launched SupIRBuckR integrated voltage regulators
- 2008: introduced revolutionary GaN-based power device platform
- 2011: introduced PowIRstageR devices and CHiLR digital controllers
- 2012: launched micro integrated power modules for motor control applications and COOLiRIGBTsR for automotive.
- 2014: bought by Infineon Technologies for $3 billion.
- 2015: officially becomes a part of Infineon Technologies
International Rectifier also has wafer fabrication and assembly facilities around the world. The locations include:
- El Segundo, California
- Temecula, California
- Leominster, Massachusetts
- Mesa, Arizona
- San Jose, California
- Newport, Wales
- Tijuana, Mexico
- "Infineon Technologies AG successfully acquires International Rectifier".
- http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2014/08/20/infineon-to-buy-international-rectifier-a-chip-maker-for-3-billion/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=0 Infineon to Buy International Rectifier, a Chip Maker, for $3 Billion
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