News-Spot | Business News | Mar 13, 2012

iWatt Opens IC Design Centers in Beijing & Tianjin

Silicon Valley-based iWatt, Inc., a developer of energy-efficient digital power supply control integrated circuits (ICs) used in leading-edge power supplies, announced today that it has opened two IC design centers in China, one in Beijing and another in Tianjin. This expands iWatt’s presence in China, where the company opened an engineering center in Shenzhen in June 2010 to support the growing number of Asian manufacturers designing solid-state lighting (SSL), and cell phone and tablet PC power adapters.

To staff the Beijing and Tianjin centers, iWatt has acquired an existing engineering group with significant power management IC design experience from a company in Tianjin.  These IC designers bring skills to expedite iWatt’s move into several new high-growth markets.

About iWatt, Inc:
Privately-held iWatt, Inc. is a leader in “green” power conversion technology, recognized in the semiconductor industry for enabling energy-saving electrical devices. The company's proprietary PrimAccurate™ digital control technology simplifies power management, and enables compact, low-component-count, energy-efficient and cost-effective power supplies for SSL LED lighting, LED-backlit LCDTVs, cell phone and Tablet PC power adapters, and consumer appliances.  iWatt is providing its power supply control ICs to leading manufacturers of these products worldwide. iWatt is backed by VantagePoint Capital Partners and Sigma Partners, two leading CleanTech investors, and Horizon Ventures.  The company is headquartered in Campbell, CA with additional offices in Taipei, Taiwan; Seoul, Korea; Tokyo, Japan; Shenzhen, Beijing, and Tianjin, China; and Hong Kong. For more information, visit www.iwatt.com or call (408) 374-4200.

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