Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Power Integrations 10K

Patent foundation: "As of December 31, 2008, we held 245 U.S. patents and had received foreign patent protection on these patents resulting in 138 foreign patents."

Wafer foundry: "To manufacture our wafers, we contract with four foundries: OKI Electric Industry, or OKI, Seiko Epson Corporation, or Epson, XFAB Dresden GmbH & Co KG, or XFAB, (a wholly owned subsidiary of X-FAB Semiconductor Foundries AG), and Panasonic."

Employees: "As of December 31, 2008, we employed 402 full time personnel, consisting of 87 in manufacturing, 132 in research and development, 150 in sales, marketing and applications support, and 33 in finance and administration."