Issue: Sep 2012

Latest Automotive Power Management Solutions at SAE Convergence

by James Hilton

International Rectifier, IR (NYSE: IRF), a world leader in power management technology, today announced it will showcase the company's latest automotive solutions at SAE Convergence 2012 which is being held at the Cobo Center, Detroit, Michigan, from October 16 - 17, 2012.

The IR booth #309 will feature demonstrations including IR's COOLiRT silicon and advanced COOLiR 2T packaging technology that provides an innovative power management platform approach for H(EV) vehicles. A 7-channel, 130 W per channel Class D Audio system, highvoltage DC-DC converter and IR's advanced energy management system that extends battery life in electric vehicles will also be on display.

IR's team of automotive applications engineers, sales representatives and marketing experts will be available to discuss IR's extensive portfolio of automotive-qualified high-voltage ICs, Intelligent Protected Switches (IPS), power MOSFETS including DirectFET 2 devices, and IGBTs for a broad range of automotive systems.

"We look forward to showcasing IR's latest silicon and packaging solutions developed and designed specifically to overcome the challenges of the automotive environment," said Adam White, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales.

IR offers application-specific solutions and components for AC and DC motor drives of all power classes, actuator drivers, automotive lighting, direct fuel injection for diesel and gasoline engines, hybrid electric vehicle power train and peripheral systems for micro-, mild-, full- and plug-in hybrids and electric vehicles, as well as body electronic systems such as glow plugs, PTC heaters, electric power steering, fuel pumps, HVAC and rear wipers.

For more information on Convergence 2012 go to

About International Rectifier
International Rectifier (NYSE:IRF) is a world leader in power management technology. IR's analog and mixed signal ICs, advanced circuit devices, integrated power systems and components enable high performance computing and reduce energy waste from motors, the world's single largest consumer of electricity.

Leading manufacturers of computers, energy efficient appliances, lighting, automobiles, satellites, aircraft and defense systems rely on IR's power management benchmarks to power their next generation products. For more information, go to

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