People: Power Integrations Inc (POWI.OQ)
Mr. Balu Balakrishnan is President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Power Integrations, Inc. He has served as president and chief executive officer and as a director of Power Integrations since January 2002. He served as president and chief operating officer from April 2001 to January 2002. From January 2000 to April 2001, he was vice president of engineering and strategic marketing. From September 1997 to January 2000, he was vice president of engineering and new business development. From September 1994 to September 1997, Mr. Balakrishnan served as vice president of engineering and marketing. Before joining Power Integrations in 1989, Mr. Balakrishnan was employed for 11 years by National Semiconductor Corporation, where his responsibilities included engineering and product-line management. Mr. Balakrishnan, who has 40 years of engineering, marketing and management experience in the semiconductor industry, is the chief inventor of Power Integrations’ TOPSwitch®, TinySwitch®, LinkSwitch®, InnoSwitch® and EcoSmart® technologies and has been issued 192 U.S. patents. He has received the Discover Award for Technological Innovation as well as a TechAmerica Innovator Award, both in recognition of the environmental benefits of EcoSmart technology. Mr. Balakrishnan has an M.S.E.E. from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a B.S.E.E. from Bangalore University, India. He has also completed the Directors Certification Program at the University of California, Los Angeles.
|Total Annual Compensation, USD||573,502|
|Restricted Stock Award, USD||9,065,010|
|Long-Term Incentive Plans, USD||--|
|All Other, USD||9,217|
|Fiscal Year Total, USD||9,647,730|