Profile: International Rectifier Corp (IRF.N)
21 Nov 2014
International Rectifier Corporation (IR), incorporated on October 30, 1979, designs, manufactures and markets power management semiconductors. The Company’s products include power metal oxide semiconductor field effect transistors (MOSFETs), high voltage analog and mixed signal integrated circuits (HVICs), low voltage analog and mixed signal integrated circuits (LVICs), digital integrated circuits (ICs), radiation-resistant (RAD-Hard) power MOSFETs, insulated gate bipolar transistors (IGBTs), high reliability direct current to direct current (DC-DC) converters and automotive product packages. The Company’s semiconductors are used in a variety of applications, such as automotive, industrial motors, consumer electronics, personal computers, household appliances, telecommunications, networking, display, servers, game stations, satellites and renewable Energy. The Company operates in six business segments:Power Management Devices, Energy Saving Products, Automotive Products, Enterprise Power, HiRel, and Intellectual Property.
Power Management Devices (PMD)
IR’s PMD segment provides power MOSFETs with the lowest RDS(on) and range of packages up to 250V (Volts) within the power management semiconductor industry for a range of applications including industrial, power supply, consumer products and data processing applications. Key products used by its PMD segment include, Trench HEXFET MOSFETs, Discrete HEXFET MOSFETs, Dual HEXFET MOSFETs, FETKYs and DirectFETs.
The Company competes with Fairchild, Infineon, ON Semiconductor, Renesas, STMicroelectronics, Toshiba, and Vishay.
Energy-Savings Products (ESP)
The Company’s ESP segment provides integrated design platforms that enable its customers to add energy-conserving features to help achieve lower operating energy and manufacturing costs. The ESP segment’s primary market applications include motor control appliances, industrial automation, lighting and display, audio and video. The ESP segment’s key products include its analog HVICs and IGBT platforms, digital control ICs and IRAM integrated power modules. The ESP segment’s iMotion platform targets the growing trend towards variable speed motors in the appliance market.
The Company competes with Fairchild, Infineon, IXYS, Mitsubishi, NXP, Renesas, STMicroelectronics, Toshiba, and ON Semiconductor.
Automotive Products (AP)
The Company’s AP segment provides high performance and energy saving solutions for a variety of automotive systems, ranging from typical 12V power net applications up to 1200V hybrid electric vehicle applications. Its automotive knowledge includes supplying products for various automotive applications including AC and DC motor drives of all power classes, actuator drivers, automotive lighting (such as high intensity discharge lamps), direct fuel injection for diesel and gasoline engines, hybrid electric vehicle power train and peripheral systems for micro, mid, full and plug-in hybrids for electric vehicles, as well as for body electronic systems like glow plugs, Positive Temperature Coefficient (PTC) heaters, electric power steering, fuel pumps, Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) and rear wipers. Its automotive product designs are used in application-specific solutions (application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs) and application-specific standard parts (ASSPs)) and generic high volume products for multiple original equipment manufacturer (OEM) platform usage.
The Company competes with Fairchild, Infineon, NXP, STMicroelctronics, and Vishay.
Enterprise Power (EP)
IR’s EP segment primary applications include servers, storage, routers, switches, infrastructure equipment, notebooks, graphic cards, and gaming consoles. It offers a portfolio of power management system products. These products include its DirectFET discrete products, CHil digital PWM controllers, power monitoring products, XPhase, SupIRBuckTM, iPOWIR voltage regulators, Low voltage ICs, and PowIRstagesTM.
The Company competes with Fairchild, Infineon, Intersil, Texas Instruments, and Volterra.
The Company’s HiRel segment provides power components and sub-assemblies designed to address power management requirements in mission critical applications including satellites and space exploration vehicles, military hardware and other high reliability applications such as commercial aircraft, undersea telecommunications, and oil drilling in heavy industry and products used in biomedical applications. Key products of the HiRel segment include RAD-Hard discretes, RAD-Hard ICs, power management modules and direct current (DC-DC) converters.
The Company competes with Aeroflex and Microsemi.
International Rectifier Corp
233 Kansas St
EL SEGUNDO CA 90245
Company Web Links
- UPDATE 1-Infineon denies paying too much for International Rectifier
- Infineon eyed a 'bunch' of targets before picking Rectifier -CFO
- BRIEF-Infineon shares rise on takeover of International Rectifier
- UPDATE 3-Infineon agrees to buy Int'l Rectifier for $3 bln in cash
- Infineon cash flow covering International Rectifier integration