More chips! International Rectifier selects Impact:ECS

21 January 2010
Atlanta, Georgia

Power semiconductor manufacturer International Rectifier produces devices that power everything from laptops to defense systems and automobiles to refrigerators. For over 50 years, IR has supplied the world’s leading manufacturers with a wide range of high performance integrated circuits, power systems, and components. Recently, the company has selected the Impact:ECS Enterprise Cost System from 3C Software as the platform for their centralized cost system.

International Rectifier was in search of a solution that could support their fabrication and assembly locations in the US, Mexico and Wales. In addition, it was essential that their costing system could integrate with their current ERP system as well as their planned transition to SAP. Impact:ECS will allow the company’s cost team to calculate fixed and variable costs by individual part along with the ability to drill-down from the finished good cost level to the substrate cost. Another important attribute of the system is its ability to provide a side-by-side cost comparison of parts manufactured internally and externally to improve outsourcing production decisions. Impact:ECS will also provide scenario analysis tools that will allow IR’s costing team to predict the effects of changing market conditions, volumes, and internal programs on product costs.

“We continue to expand our reach into the semiconductor industry because Impact:ECS easily handles the complexities of this intricate manufacturing process,” shared 3C Software CEO Matthew Smith. “The addition of International Rectifier to our list of semiconductor clients reinforces the importance of detailed cost data to remain competitive in this constantly changing market.”

About 3C Software
3C Software, developers of Impact:ECSâ„¢ and Impact:3C®, was founded in 1989 and is a leader in detailed cost management systems for process manufacturers. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, 3C Software serves clients in several manufacturing industries including automotive, textile and apparel, pulp and paper, semiconductor, chemical and rubber, and food and beverage. 3C Software’s rapidly implemented solutions work with all accounting methods, are simple to maintain, and handle unlimited calculations and variables. For more information about 3C Software, visit or call 800-226-2036.