Fairchild Semiconductor Launches Global Power Resource(SM) Center to Address Automotive Challenges
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Fairchild Semiconductor Launches Global Power Resource(SM) Center to Address Automotive Challenges

SAN JOSE, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—August 6, 2007— Fairchild Semiconductor (FCS) has expanded its Global Power Resource(SM) Center with the addition of a facility in Ann Arbor, Michigan. This new center - near the heart of the North American automotive market - responds to the burgeoning need for functional power solutions, including multi-die modules, for automotive power applications. The center is staffed by seasoned electrical engineers with extensive design experience and a thorough understanding of the application requirements for today's automotive designs. The engineering staff has over sixty years of combined automotive product development experience.

"The growth of automotive power electronics and the higher growth rates for body electronics and emerging systems are driving the need for innovative functional power products as well as expertise in system-level understanding to optimize designs. Our new Michigan Global Power Resource Center provides customers with technical experts who can help them select or develop the right solutions for their designs," said Paul Leonard, vice president of Automotive Products.

Fairchild's unique capabilities in advanced process and packaging technologies as well as its ability to integrate power analog, power discrete, and optoelectronic functionality into innovative packaging, enable Fairchild to develop energy efficient solutions that continue to provide exceptional value in the automotive electronics market. Fairchild offers the industry's most comprehensive portfolio of products, from 1W to (greater than)1200W, to maximize energy efficiency in today's automotive electronic applications such as power management, body control, motor control, ignition and engine management, and electric and hybrid electric vehicle systems. The Michigan center enables Fairchild engineers to work directly with customers to design and optimize the next generation of power management and control solutions.

Fairchild has 12 other Global Power Resource Centers located in Europe, Korea, Taiwan, China and the Americas. These centers are part of the company's Global Power Resource initiative, offering not only system power design but also online design tools, evaluation boards, tutorials and joint research and development labs. To enhance and broaden support for its customers, Fairchild has integrated these resources on its website with design, selection and educational tools for customers to access and optimize designs in real time. The goal of the Global Power Resource is to solve manufacturers' design challenges while helping them speed their product's time-to-market. http://www.fairchildsemi.com/designcenter/index.html

For information on other products, design tools and sales contacts, please visit: www.fairchildsemi.com

About Fairchild Semiconductor:

Fairchild Semiconductor (NYSE: FCS) is the global leader in power analog and power discrete technologies delivering energy-efficient solutions for all electronic systems. Recognized as The Power Franchise(R), Fairchild provides leading-edge silicon and packaging technologies, manufacturing strength and system expertise. In 2007, Fairchild celebrates its "50/10" anniversary, commemorating 10 years as a new company and 50 years in the industry. Known as the "Father of Silicon Valley," Fairchild developed the planar transistor in 1958--and with it a new industry. Today, Fairchild is an application-driven, solution-based semiconductor supplier providing online design tools and design centers worldwide as part of its comprehensive Global Power Resource(SM). Please contact us on the web at www.fairchildsemi.com.


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