Primarion Licenses Power Architecture to Intersil

October 22, 2001 by Jeff Shepard

Primarion (Tempe, AZ) announced that it has signed a strategic license agreement to deliver its digitally controlled power-management solutions for servers, high-end desktops and notebook computers to Intersil

Corp. (Irvine, CA).

Intersil will license Primarion's unique power-management architecture and co-develop digital-controlled, multiphase power solutions for multi-GHz applications. Intersil will work with Primarion to co-develop and deliver implementations

of the architecture for server, desktop and mobile computer applications. In connection with the license agreement, Intersil will make an equity investment in Primarion.

"We're extremely pleased to have Intersil, a market leader in power-management applications for advanced microprocessors and network servers, join us in creating a new advanced power architecture for multi-GHz

processors," said Dan Clarke, president and CEO for Primarion. "Together with Intersil's application experience in power, we'll be able to ensure that current and future generations of advanced computing systems operate at the speeds at which they're intended."

"This significant agreement with Primarion clearly shows our strong commitment to offer the industry's most advanced power architecture for high-performance computing demands," said Rick Furtney, vice president and general manager of Intersil's Analog Business Unit.