Monolithic Power Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MPWR ) is an integrated power solutions company headquartered in San Jose, California. The company provides small power solutions for systems found in industrial applications, cloud computing, telecom infrastructures, automotive, and consumer applications. Monolithic Power Systems, Inc. was founded in 1997 by Michael Hsing, who is the current CEO. Prior to the founding of the corporation, Michael worked as a Senior Silicon Technology Developer at several analog integrated circuit companies. In May 1998, the company launched a single-chip solution for powering CCFL backlighting in Notebook computers. The product substantially reduced the total solution cost and design complexity, as well as significantly improved power conversion.