International Rectifier, IR ® (NYSE: IRF), a world leader in power management technology, today announced the company will showcase a new power platform for hybrid and electric vehicles (H(EV)) at PCIM (Power Conversion Intelligent Motion) Europe 2012 which is being held at the Nuremberg Exhibition Center, Nuremberg, Germany, May 8-10, 2012.

IR’s new COOLiR™ silicon and advanced COOLiR 2™ packaging technology provides an innovative power management platform approach for H(EV) vehicles that helps address the need to reduce the size, weight and system cost of electric power train components while increasing system reliability for long lifetime, low maintenance and low warranty cost. The new automotive power platform will be featured at the IR booth, Stand111, Hall 11.

“We are pleased to have the opportunity to demonstrate IR’s new automotive power platform at PCIM Europe. This new approach combines the most advanced silicon with a unique module concept that allows OEM and major system suppliers to take advantage of outstanding silicon performance in an innovative modular system package that meets industry needs for a scalable, easy to customize yet cost-effective solution at highest power density,” said Henning Hauenstein, Vice President, IR’s Automotive Products Business Unit.

The IR booth will also feature the company’s latest power management solutions for a wide range of applications including demonstrations of the newest motor control products and GaN-based power device platform, GaNpowIR ®. IR’s latest ICs for lighting and AC-DC switch mode power supplies (SMPS), CHiL digital controllers and SupIRBuck ® integrated voltage regulators for DC-DC applications, as well as benchmark MOSFETs and IGBTs will also be featured.

About PCIM Europe

PCIM (Power Conversion Intelligent Motion) is Europe's leading meeting-point for experts out of the areas of Power Electronics and its applications in Intelligent Motion and Power Quality. From the latest developments of power semiconductors, passive components, products for thermal management, new materials, sensors as well as servo-technology and the wide area of power quality and energy-management - PCIM offers a comprehensive, focused and compact presentation of products all under one roof. For more information go to http://www.mesago.de/en/PCIM/main.htm.

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.

Patent and Trademark Notice

COOLiR™ and COOLiR 2™ are trademarks of International Rectifier Corporation. IR ®, GaNpowIR ®, CHiL and SupIRBuck ® are registered trademarks of International Rectifier Corporation. All other product names noted herein may be trademarks of their respective holders.

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