IR's DirectFET®2 Achieves Further Industry Recognition as a 2011 DesignVision Award Winner

Feb 4, 2011 | Market News

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — International Rectifier, IR® (NYSE: IRF), a world leader in power management technology, today announced that the company has won a 2011 DesignVision Award for its innovative DirectFET®2 power MOSFETs for automotive applications.

The AUIRF7738L2 and AUIRF7737L2 DirectFET®2 MOSFETs received the DesignVision award from UBM Electronics in the Semiconductor Components and ICs Category. The automotive-qualified devices offer overall system level size and cost reductions along with superior performance and efficiency when compared to traditional standard plastic packaged components. Featuring a PCB footprint 60 percent smaller than a D2Pak, the AUIRF7738L2 and AUIRF7737L2 DirectFET®2 devices deliver exceptionally low on-state resistance (RDS(on)). The devices are qualified according to AEC-Q101 standards, feature an environmentally friendly, lead-free and RoHS compliant bill of materials, and are part of IR's automotive quality initiative targeting zero defects.

IR's iP2010 and IRS2573D were named finalists alongside the award winning DirectFET®2 in the Semiconductor Components and ICs Category.

Adam White, IR's Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales, said: "The DirectFET®2, iP2010 and IRS2573D devices are at the cutting edge of power management technology and we are delighted that these products are being well received by the engineering community."

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About International Rectifier

International Rectifier (NYSE:IRF) is a world leader in power management technology. IR's analog and mixed signal ICs, advanced circuit devices, integrated power systems and components enable high performance computing and reduce energy waste from motors, the world's single largest consumer of electricity. Leading manufacturers of computers, energy efficient appliances, lighting, automobiles, satellites, aircraft and defense systems rely on IR's power management benchmarks to power their next generation products. For more information, go to