IR to Collaborate with Mitsubishi Electric Engineering

November 15, 2001 by Jeff Shepard

International Rectifier Corp. (IR, El Segundo, CA) and Mitsubishi Electric Engineering Co. Ltd. (MEE, Japan) announced that they will collaborate to develop, manufacture and sell integrated power solutions and turn-key power systems for space-level applications, such as communications and telemetry satellites.

Alex Lidow, IR's CEO, said, "Both IR and MEE possess tremendous power-management expertise for hi-rel applications. Our combined resources will create new and exciting solutions for next-generation space and defense systems."

Seiji Wataya, Mitsubishi Electric Engineering president, said, "The strengths of both companies will enhance and expand business and increase market share opportunities."