International Rectifier, IR ® (NYSE: IRF), a world leader in power management technology, today announced the company will participate in Convergence ® 2010 which is being held at the Cobo Center, Detroit, Michigan, from October 19 to October 20, 2010.

IR’s latest automotive grade power management solutions will be on display at booth 1213. The company’s team of automotive applications engineers, sales 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 from typical 12 V power net applications to 1200 V hybrid electric vehicle power management solutions.

A range of demonstrations and displays featuring IR’s solutions will be on show including a 7 channel, 130 W Class D Audio system, 50 A Electronic Power Steering (EPS) inverter, 24 V BLDC inverter, HID headlight and PTC heater.

“We look forward to showcasing IR’s latest proprietary silicon and packaging solutions developed and designed specifically to overcome the challenges of the automotive environment at this key industry event,” said Henning Hauenstein, Vice President and General Manager, IR Automotive Products Business Unit.

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.

With an impressive line up of speakers and panelists, an exhibition showcasing the most advanced products and technologies, and enhanced networking activities, Convergence 2010 connects the most influential technologies and people in the fusion of vehicle electronics, mechanics and communications. For more information go to http://www.sae.org/events/convergence/

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 www.irf.com.

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