iWatt to present at Solid State Lighting Investor Forum during Strategies in Light USA 2012

Date Announced: 26 Jan 2012

Campbell, Calif. - iWatt, Inc., a developer of energy-efficient digital power supply control integrated circuits (ICs) used in leading-edge power supplies, today announced that iWatt is one of 12 companies being featured during the February 7 Solid State Lighting (SSL) Investor Forum during the Strategies in Light (SIL) 2012 event, February 7 -- 9 in Santa Clara, CA. The forum will highlight up-and-coming companies that are providing technology innovation to the SSL industry. Technologies represented range from devices, drivers and controls to light engines, luminaires and complete systems.

Ron Edgerton, iWatt's president and CEO, will discuss the company's perspective on the SSL market at 11:30 a.m. PT on February 7. Specifically, Edgerton will explain the adverse effect flicker could have on the adoption of LED lighting, and the LED driver ICs his company has developed to eliminate flicker, even in demanding applications using lighting dimmers. The company's flagship LED driver IC, the iW3614, was honored as one of EDN Magazine's Hot 100 Products of 2011 for its "features to assure power efficiency, durability, reduced size and component costs, and flicker-free compatibility with existing wall dimmers worldwide."

Sponsored by Canaccord Genuity, the SSL Forum aims to meet the needs of venture capitalists, investment bankers, and other investors for information about emerging companies in the SSL industry. Analysts from Strategies Unlimited will give market and industry overview presentations, while Canaccord Genuity will discuss liquidity and valuation trends in LEDs and LED lighting.

About iWatt, Inc.

Privately-held iWatt, Inc. is a leader in "green" power conversion technology, recognized in the semiconductor industry for enabling energy-saving electrical devices. The company's proprietary PrimAccurate(TM) digital control technology simplifies power management, and enables compact, low-component-count, energy-efficient and cost-effective power supplies for SSL LED lighting, LED-backlit LCDTVs, cell phone and Tablet PC power adapters, and consumer appliances. iWatt is providing its power supply control ICs to leading manufacturers of these products worldwide. iWatt is backed by VantagePoint Capital Partners and Sigma Partners, two leading CleanTech investors, and Horizon Ventures. The company is headquartered in Campbell, CA 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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