International Rectifier's Alex Lidow and Tom Herman Inducted Into Engineering Hall of Fame

EL SEGUNDO, Calif.--()--Sept. 14, 2004--International Rectifier Corporation (NYSE:IRF), a world leader in power management technology, today announced that CEO Alex Lidow and Director of IC Technology Development Tom Herman have been inducted by Electronic Design into the magazine's "Engineering Hall of Fame" for their invention of the HEXFET(r) power MOSFET.

"International Rectifier's invention of the HEXFET power MOSFET in 1978 not only advanced the state of the art in power semiconductors but also produced a fundamental change in power technology that advanced the ability of the semiconductor industry to manage power efficiently," said Mark David, Electronic Design's Editor-in-Chief.

The induction of Lidow and Herman was announced in the magazine's special September 13th edition, entitled "YOUR Most Important Issue Of The Year." Lidow and Herman were honored along with eight other engineering luminaries representing six career contributions to the electronics industry and the EE profession.

Founded in 1952, Electronic Design is a leading trade magazine written for electronics engineers and engineering managers around the world. For more information about the Class of 2004 for Electronic Design's Engineering Hall of Fame, go to http://www.elecdesign.com/Articles/ArticleID/8686/8886.html

About Lidow and Herman

Dr. Alex Lidow is Chief Executive Officer of International Rectifier Corporation where he has worked since 1977. He earned a B.S. degree in Applied Physics from California Institute of Technology and his Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Stanford University as a Hertz Foundation Fellow. Dr. Lidow serves on the Board of Trustees at California Institute of Technology. He holds nine patents on power semiconductor technology and has numerous publications on related subjects.

Tom Herman also joined International Rectifier in 1977, and is the Company's Director of IC Technology Development. Herman graduated with honors from the California Institute of Technology with a B.S. degree in Engineering and Applied Science, earning his M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Stanford. He holds 20 patents on semiconductor and integrated circuit technology.

About International Rectifier

International Rectifier, a world leader in power management technology, employs about 5800 people with operations in 20 countries throughout North America, Europe, Japan and Asia. The company's headquarters are located in El Segundo, California. Its mixed-signal analog ICs, advanced circuit devices, integrated power systems and components are relied upon by the world's leading makers of next generation laptops, desktops, energy-efficient appliances, automobiles, lighting, aircraft, satellites and advanced defense systems. International Rectifier's stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol IRF. The company's Web site is located at www.irf.com.

For more information contact Graham Robertson, grobert1@irf.com, 310-726-8512.

Contacts

International Rectifier Corporation
Graham Robertson, 310-726-8512
grobert1@irf.com

Contacts

International Rectifier Corporation
Graham Robertson, 310-726-8512
grobert1@irf.com