27 Jun '11, 2pm

National Loses Some Solar Magic to Power-One: The solar industry was intrigued when National Semiconductor (no...

National Loses Some Solar Magic to Power-One: The solar industry was intrigued when National Semiconductor (no...

The solar industry was intrigued when National Semiconductor (now part of Texas Instruments) departed from its chip-selling origins and entered the solar industry with its SolarMagic DC-boost panel optimizer. Selling a sub-system and competing against vendors like SolarEdge and Tigo was a new strategic direction encouraged by then-CEO Brian Halla. Since then, National has gone from system player back to chip supplier, replaced its CEO, been acquired by Texas Instruments, and is in the process of selling off its solar monitoring business. Greentech Media just learned that National has sold its energy monitoring business (the former Energy Recommerce) to Power-One (NASDAQ: PWER), the second largest inverter manufacturer . This was confirmed by National's press contact in a phone conversation on Friday. In a FQ3 2009 earnings call, then-CEO Brian Halla identified the Total Av...

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