Ikon Semiconductor Opens Design Centre in Galway

GALWAY Ireland, 17 May 2012

Ikon Semiconductor Limited the Dublin-based IC design company developing more efficient and cost effective LED (Light Emitting Diode) driver solutions for the LED lighting industry has expanded its design locations by opening a new design centre in Galway, Ireland.

Ikon Semiconductor’s silicon, LED Driver solutions will offer significant benefits to customers in terms of design, size and cost.

Ikon Semiconductor’s silicon, LED Driver solutions will offer significant benefits to customers in terms of design, size and cost. The Galway design centre will form part of the research and development team that design the intelligence in Ikon Semiconductor’s technology. The company will commence shipping silicon samples to key customers early next year. The company is focused on the residential and commercial LED bulb replacement market which is expected to grow exponentially from 80 million units in 2011 to 430 million units by 2013.

At the opening of the new design centre, Conor McAuliffe, CEO of Ikon Semiconductor, remarked: "We are delighted to increase our development capacity with the addition of the Galway design centre. As Ikon Semiconductor moves forward into the next phase of growth and expansion, this new centre will drive innovative solutions in the LED retrofit market"

About Ikon Semiconductor http://www.ikonsemi.com/

Ikon Semiconductor Limited is a fabless semiconductor company which is developing innovative LED Driver IC solutions for the offline LED lighting market. The company was founded by 2 semiconductor industry veterans who have a combined experience of almost 40 years in the semiconductor industry. By applying proprietary digital control techniques, where traditionally analog control techniques have been used, Ikon Semiconductor is developing a solution which reduces cost and enhances performance of the power electronics required in LED lighting applications. Ikon Semiconductor’s first products target the residential and commercial Download Ikon Semiconductor Press Release bulb replacement market, where volumes of LED replacement lamps are predicted to grow to 430 million units in 2013.