Power Integrations, the inventor of EcoSmart energy-efficiency technology, has received a 2006 Star of Energy Efficiency award from the national Alliance to Save Energy. The only technology company among this year’s three corporate honorees, Power Integrations was recognized for its efforts to reduce electricity waste by improving the efficiency of electronic products.
Power Integrations’ integrated circuits (ICs) with EcoSmarttechnology are used in power supplies. EcoSmarttechnology intelligently manages the flow of power through the power supply, dramatically reducing the amount of energy consumed during normal operation and reducing standby power by up to 97%. Standby power, the electricity wasted while electronic products are idle, is estimated to account for up to 10% of residential electricity usage.
Since 1998, Power Integrations has sold more than 1.1 billion chips with EcoSmart technology, saving consumers and businesses an estimated $1.8 billion on their electricity bills and preventing some 12 million tons of CO2 emissions.