|[September 02, 2010]
iWatt Signs Component Distributors as North American Distributor
LOS GATOS, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
Inc., a developer of energy-efficient digital power supply control
integrated circuits (ICs) used in leading-edge power supplies, announced
that it has signed Denver, Colorado-based Component
Distributors, Inc. (CDI) as its North American distribution partner.
The high tech distributor specializes in electronic components with
substantial experience in the AC-DC power conversion market.
Joining iWatt's salesforce are 17 of CDI's field sales and technical
support personnel. Training occurred on August 9 and joint customer
iWatt's AC-DC power management devices are currently the industry's only
ICs that use digital algorithms to replace traditional analog control.
John Williammee, president of CDI, explained how iWatt's unique digital
power control technology benefits industrial and consumer device
manufacturers. "When used in a power supply for light-emitting diode
(LED) lighting, LED-backlit LCD televsions, motor controls, adapters,
chargers, and other devices, the technology can reduce the size and cost
of devices, and the amount of energy they consume."
Williammee went on to explain that in LED solid state lighting
applications, iWatt's digital control technology delivers some specific
benefits, such as dimmer compatibility and dual-stage control for
flicker-free dimmable lamps.
iWatt's president and CEO, Ron Edgerton, expects the partnership with
CDI to expand iWatt's market share in low-power AC-DC applications.
"CDI's experienced AC-DC sales team is a great match for our product
line," said Edgerton. "With a broad base of North American OEM customers
in iWatt's target markets, CDI will help us achieve design wins in the
Smart Grid, LED lighting, industrial motor control, and other key
CDI is a North American distributor focused on providing solutions to
customers. CDI provides world-class service which creates increased
efficiencies, product demand, and the ability to capture new
opportunities for its customers and partners. The company's product and
market knowledge, coupled with its ability to share information, makes
it unique in the industry. The company's headquarters are located in
Denver, CO with additional offices throughout the US, Mexico and Canada.
For more information, visit www.cdiweb.com
or call (800) 777-7334.
About iWatt, Inc.
iWatt, Inc. is a power control IC company that designs, develops, and
markets semiconductor products for the communication and consumer market
segments. The company's patented digital control expertise raises the
bar in power supply price/performance metrics. iWatt is currently
working with market leaders in the telecom, networking, flat panel
display, and consumer electronics markets to develop high-density,
high-value AC-DC, and DC-DC power supplies. iWatt is backed by
VantagePoint Venture Partners and Sigma Partners, two leading CleanTech
investors, and Horizon Ventures. The Company's Silicon Valley
headquarters is located in Los Gatos, CA (News - Alert) with additional offices in
Taipei, Taiwan; Seoul, Korea; Tokyo, Japan; Shenzhen, China; and Hong
Kong. For more information, visit www.iwatt.com
or call (408) 374-4200.
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