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IXYS Announces New High-Voltage High-Efficiency LED Driver

IXYS Integrated Circuits Division (ICD), Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of IXYS Corporation (NASDAQ: IXYS), announced the immediate availability of the IX9908 High-Voltage, Dimmable LED Driver with PFC Control. The IX9908 is a quasi-resonant controller that is optimized for dimmable off-line LED lighting applications. The IX9908 incorporates a precise pulse-width modulation (PWM) circuit and cycle-by-cycle peak current control to support flicker-free, phase-cut dimming with a high power factor correction (greater than 98%). Utilizing IXYS ICD's high-voltage IC expertise, the IX9908 is rated to 600V, making it suitable for both 120V and 240V offline applications.

“The IX9908 is a significant extension to the lineup of our LED driver products. We now offer a wide range of products for the energy efficient LED lighting industry. Coupled with our wireless MCU-based lighting control applications with the ZILOG designs and the IXYS power semiconductors, we again offer our customers the whole solution. Our HVIC designs using our proven rugged technology outperforms the competition especially when it comes to higher temperature operation and immunity to latch-up,” commented Dr. Nathan Zommer, CEO of IXYS Corporation.

Greater than 90% efficiency can be realized with the IX9908. An integrated high-voltage start up circuit with a digital soft-start provides quick turn on of LED lights. The IX9908 is available in an 8-lead SOIC package which allows for a compact LED driver PCB design.

The IX9908 features extensive protection circuitry against over-voltage, shorted winding, excessive die temperature, and logic supply under-voltage.

The IX9908 is suitable for a wide range of LED lighting applications, including incandescent bulb replacements, decorative lighting, LED tubes, and downlights, and is a cost effective solution for dimmable LED bulbs.

For additional information, please contact your local sales representative: http://www.ixysic.com/home/pages.nsf/locate.rep or visit http://www.ixysic.com/home/pdfs.nsf/www/IX9908.pdf/$file/IX9908.pdf for the datasheet.

About IXYS Integrated Circuits Division and IXYS Corporation

IXYS Integrated Circuits Division (formerly Clare, Inc.), a leader in the design and manufacture of solid state relays and high voltage integrated circuits, is a wholly owned subsidiary of IXYS Corporation. IXYS Corporation develops and markets primarily high performance power semiconductor devices that are used in controlling and converting electrical power efficiently in power systems for the telecommunication and Internet infrastructure, motor drives, medical systems and transportation. IXYS also serves its markets with a combination of digital and analog integrated circuits. Additional information about IXYS Integrated Circuits Division and IXYS may be found at www.ixysic.com and www.ixys.com.

Safe Harbor Statement

Any statements contained in this press release that are not statements of historical fact, including the performance, rating, availability, reliability, operation and suitability of products for various applications, may be deemed to be forward-looking statements. There are a number of important factors that could cause the results of IXYS to differ materially from those indicated by these forward-looking statements, including, among others, risks detailed from time to time in the Company's SEC reports, including its Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2013. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly release the results of any revisions to these forward-looking statements.

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