| Monolithic Power Systems is a semiconductor company that designs, develops and markets semiconductor-based power electronics solutions. Co. designs, develops, markets, and sells semiconductor-based power electronics solutions for the computing and storage, automotive, industrial, communications and consumer markets. Co.'s main product families include: Direct Current (DC) to DC Products, which are used to convert and control voltages within a range of electronic systems; and Lighting Control Products, which are used in backlighting and general illumination products, and lighting control integrated circuits for backlighting are used in systems that provide the light source for LCD panels. |
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