IR Names Tim Phillips VP Of Enterprise Power Business Unit

August 06, 2008 by Jeff Shepard

International Rectifier Corp. (IR) announced the appointment of Tim Phillips as Vice President, Enterprise Power Business Unit, effective immediately. In this role, Phillips will be responsible for product development, systems applications engineering and product marketing for IR’s computing and communications product lines including dc-dc Ics, DirectFET MOSFETs, SupIRBuck integrated voltage regulators and iPOWIR power stage products.

Phillips commented, "IR’s technologies and solutions lead the industry in terms of performance and efficiency and I am delighted to rejoin IR and lead our highly energized team as we focus on tackling the critical power management challenges with our next generation of innovative products for enterprise power applications."

IR’s President and CEO, Oleg Khaykin, commented, "We are pleased to welcome Tim back to the management team. I am confident that with his leadership we will successfully execute our growth strategy in the computing and communications markets."

Phillips previously held technical and leadership positions at Cherry Semiconductor in Power IC Design, Applications, Marketing and Business Development before joining IR in 2001 as Director of Applications and Business Development. He advanced to Executive Director, Sector Marketing and Field Application Engineers for the Computing & Communications Business Unit and was later promoted to Vice President, Corporate Marketing and Investor Relations. He became Vice President for the Enterprise Power Business Unit in April 2007 and briefly served as Vice President of Infineon’s Industrial and Multi-market business in 2008.