What Do You Know About Power Integrations?

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What Do You Know About Power Integrations? - Quiz

With headquarters in San Jose, California, Power Integrations is a semiconductor manufacturing company based in Silicon Valley, which provides producers of power-conversion, high-voltage systems with high-performance electronic units and components.
Founded in the late-1980s, the company has a total number of 13 subsidiaries spread throughout the world—entirely in Europe, Asia, and North America.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    When was Power Integrations founded? 

    • A.

      1986

    • B.

      1987

    • C.

      1988

    • D.

      1989

    Correct Answer
    C. 1988
    Explanation
    Power Integrations was founded in 1988.

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  • 2. 

    How can you classify the major products of Power Integrations? 

    • A.

      Electronics

    • B.

      Electronic components

    • C.

      Transformers

    • D.

      Industrial appliances

    Correct Answer
    B. Electronic components
    Explanation
    The major products of Power Integrations can be classified as electronic components. This suggests that Power Integrations primarily manufactures and sells various electronic components that are used in different applications and industries.

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  • 3. 

    When did Power Integrations first offer its products to the public? 

    • A.

      1988

    • B.

      1990

    • C.

      1992

    • D.

      1994

    • E.

      1996

    Correct Answer
    D. 1994
    Explanation
    Power Integrations first offered its products to the public in 1994.

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  • 4. 

    Which of these companies was acquired by Power Integrations in 2015?

    • A.

      Micron

    • B.

      Hynix

    • C.

      CamSemi

    • D.

      ElectA

    • E.

      TI

    Correct Answer
    C. CamSemi
    Explanation
    In 2015, Power Integrations acquired CamSemi.

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  • 5. 

    What is the trademark of the first product released by Power Integrations? 

    • A.

      TOPSwitch

    • B.

      TinySwitch

    • C.

      EcoSmart

    • D.

      LinkSwitch

    Correct Answer
    A. TOPSwitch
    Explanation
    The correct answer is TOPSwitch. TOPSwitch is the trademark of the first product released by Power Integrations.

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  • 6. 

    The LinkSwitch was released as a replacement of which of these products?

    • A.

      TinySwitch

    • B.

      EcoSmart

    • C.

      Linear Transformers

    • D.

      Switch

    Correct Answer
    C. Linear Transformers
    Explanation
    The LinkSwitch was released as a replacement for Linear Transformers.

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  • 7. 

    What is the primary function of a Power Integrations product in an electronic device?

    • A.

      Power generation

    • B.

      AC-DC conversion

    • C.

      Power step-up

    • D.

      Power step-down

    Correct Answer
    B. AC-DC conversion
    Explanation
    A Power Integrations product in an electronic device primarily functions to convert alternating current (AC) to direct current (DC). This is important because most electronic devices require DC power to operate. AC-DC conversion allows the device to receive the appropriate power supply and ensures that the device functions properly and efficiently.

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  • 8. 

    Which type of an electronic device is the TinySwitch? 

    • A.

      Conductor

    • B.

      Resistor

    • C.

      Semiconductor

    • D.

      Capacitor

    Correct Answer
    C. Semiconductor
    Explanation
    The TinySwitch is classified as a semiconductor. Semiconductors are electronic devices that have conductivity between conductors and insulators. They are typically made of materials like silicon or germanium, which have properties that allow them to control the flow of electrical current. The TinySwitch is likely a small electronic component that uses semiconductor materials to perform its function, such as regulating power or controlling signals.

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  • 9. 

    In which year did TinySwitch win the Discover Magazine Award for Technological Innovation? 

    • A.

      1997

    • B.

      1998

    • C.

      1999

    • D.

      2000

    Correct Answer
    C. 1999
    Explanation
    In 1999, TinySwitch won the Discover Magazine Award for Technological Innovation.

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  • 10. 

    Who amongst these is not a co-founder of Power Integrations? 

    • A.

      Klas Eklund

    • B.

      Art Fury

    • C.

      Steve Sharp

    • D.

      Edmond Howard

    Correct Answer
    D. Edmond Howard
    Explanation
    Edmond Howard is not a co-founder of Power Integrations. This can be inferred from the question, which asks for the person who is "not" a co-founder. The other three options, Klas Eklund, Art Fury, and Steve Sharp, are not mentioned as being "not" co-founders. Therefore, the correct answer is Edmond Howard.

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