Industrial Semiconductor was founded in 1991 by Fred Marquardt. With an ever-present desire to manage his own company, Mr. Marquardt began his training in a radio/TV repair shop which then led to more formal training with the United States Air Force. After military service and with a background in a vacuum tube and solid-state electronics he was then selected to be part of the SCR development team at National Electronics where many new innovations in the manufacturing of SCRs were developed.
During his time at National, Mr. Marquardt was elected to serve on the JEDEC Industry Standards Committee in Washington DC where he assisted with developing the rating and testing standards for the Power Semiconductor industry. In addition, he became the Application Engineering Manager which allowed him to work with many of the foremost power electronic design engineers of the day. It was during this time that some of the early company developments began.
Several of the early company products include the first all solid state timing system for SCCA automobile racing. The first solid-state scoreboard system installed at NASCAR automobile race tracks, and the first completely portable solid state timing system designed for the Ford Motor Company road racing team.
During the '80s Mr. Marquardt was employed as the first product manager at a fortune 500 company for their High Power Semiconductor products. There he again was able to develop techniques and know how to provide the level of service and products the customers needed and deserved.
The Business ecelled and in 2004 the our business became a Corporation.
Over the years several members have been added to the staff, and in each case, a heavy emphasis on electronics has been stressed. In in 2007, a 20 year veteran of the United States Navy was hired, Steve Malavolti. First working as technician and ultimately working his way to General manager, Steve was deeply involved in power electronics and also has worked as an electronics instructor in a local college, which he still teaches part-time today. In 2015 the company changed Owners to Steve Malavolti as the CEO, which allowed Fred to slowly retire at his own pace. Although Semi retired, Fred still today, contributes to the success of Industrial Semiconductor, Inc for which he started.
Our company is staffed not with sales people but rather with technical problem solvers to offer the best service available in the industry. The goal of our company is not only to meet the challenges of today but to continue to build a strong team to serve your needs far into the future.