Intersil Corporation is an American company formed in August 1999 through the acquisition of the semiconductor business of Harris Corporation. Intersil is a power management IC company, specializing in the development of power management and precision analog technology for applications in industrial, infrastructure, mobile, automotive and aerospace. The original Intersil, Inc. was founded in 1967 by Jean Hoerni to develop digital watch processors. They were originally funded by SSIH, a Swiss watch company. When microprocessors emerged to the market in the 1970s, Intersil participated with its 12-bit IM6100, which was the first microprocessor produced in CMOS technology and emulated the PDP-8 instruction set. In 1988 Intersil was taken over by Harris Semiconductor, which had offered the IM6100 as second source. Harris combined these activities with the semiconductor divisions of Radiation Incorporated, General Electric and RCA they had taken over before. In 1999 Harris spun off its entire semiconductor division and Intersil Corporation was created with the largest IPO in American semiconductor industry history. The second Intersil Corporation is a different company from the original Intersil, Inc.
Highest paying job titles at Intersil include Applications Engineer, Account Manager, and Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)