2015-11-19

ON Semiconductor Moves to Acquire Fairchild for US $2.4B

Key Transaction Highlights: Creates a leader in the power semiconductor market with a broad and deep product portfolio Highly complementary product lines offering the full spectrum of high, medium and low voltage products Strengthens presence in key strategic areas – industrial, automotive and smartphone end markets Immediately accretive to non-GAAP earnings per share and free cash flow Expect significant accretion to non-GAAP EPS within a few quarters post close Clear line of sight to $150 million in annual cost savings within 18 months of the transaction close
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2015-10-15

Fairchild Semi Rumored to be Seeking Potential Buyers

According to a latest Bloomberg report, Fairchild Semiconductor International hired Goldman Sachs Group to help it find a potential buyer, potential suitors in the lineup include ON Semiconductor and Infineon.
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2015-03-13

Low Power LED Lighting Trends (V)

This is the fifth and final installment of Fairchild Semiconductor's series on LED lighting trends. In this entry, Fairchild Semiconductor experts will address PAR16,20,30,38 lamps. These lamp types are AC voltage input, power rating between 4W~20W, socket is screw type E26/27 or 2 pin type GU10, as shown in Fig. 1.
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2015-03-10

Low Power LED Lighting Trends (IV)

In Part III of Fairchild Semiconductors blog series on LED lighting trends we discussed MR11/16 Lamp LED Driver Design Challenges. Now we’ll look at A19, E14/17, E26/27 Bulb Lamp LED Driver Design.
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2015-03-06

Low Power LED Lighting Trends (III)

In Part II of our series on Solutions for Today’s Low Power LED Lighting Trends we listed the many regulatory and industry standards that designers need to account for in order to understand the design constraints of any given project for reducing power losses, power factor correction and low THD in the LED driver. In addition to the regulations and standards discussed, there are a number of other factors that need to be considered that can impact design. These include:
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2015-03-05

Fairchild to Display LED Driver Solutions at APEC 2015

Fairchild, a leading global supplier of high-performance power semiconductor solutions, will show why it’s “Power Driven” at APEC 2015, the industry’s leading power electronics conference. Through seven conference papers and demonstrations of industrial motion control, LED lighting, automotive and consumer design applications, Fairchild will highlight its best-in-class solutions and design practices for ensuring exceptional energy efficiency and reliability.
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2015-03-04

Low Power LED Lighting Trends (II)

This is Part II in our five part series that takes a big picture look at today’s low-power LED lighting trends. In Part I we reviewed the worldwide market for LED lighting and predictions for the potential of high-brightness LEDs. In this installment we will look at some of the many driver standards and governmental agency requirements designers need to be aware of.
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2014-04-08

Fairchild: Primary Side Regulated Flyback LED Driver with Power Factor Correction

Roy Mi, Senior AE & Technical Marketing Manager at Fairchild Semiconductor introduces the company's LED driver with power factor correction in this latest blog entry. Please see below for more details:
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2014-03-07

Fairchild Semiconductor: Low Power LED Market Trends and Applications

Fairchild Semiconductor recently released a white paper on low power LED market and applications. The paper is written by the company’s Lighting Specialist Brian Johnson and Marketing Specialist James Lee. Below is an excerpt from the paper:
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2014-02-20

Fairchild Brands Itself as “Fairy Child” in China

Gloria Chen, Administrator Manager, Fairchild Semiconductor speaks about the company’s decision of using the trademark Xian Tong (Fairy Child) in China in this blog entry.
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2014-02-06

Fairchild Semiconductor: A Better Way to Manage Leakage Current Failures in LED Backlights

A standard way to configure the backlight is to use two discrete devices: a 100 V MOSFET in a DPAK package and a 100 V Schottky diode, also in a DPAK package. High leakage current of Schottky diode can be a problem in LED backlight units, especially at higher temperatures. Some customers have experienced leakage failure issue of Schottky diode during mass production. One way to improve the leakage failure is to increase the Schottky diode’s voltage rating from 100 V to 120 V, but leakage current can still be an issue when the system temperature is high.
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2014-01-28

Fairchild Semiconductor Reports Results for the Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2013

Fairchild Semiconductor a global supplier of power semiconductors, today announced results for the fourth quarter and full year 2013 ended December 29, 2013.  Fairchild reported fourth quarter sales of $341.1 million, down 6 percent from the prior quarter and up 2 percent from the fourth quarter of 2012.
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2013-12-13

Fairchild Semiconductor to Repurchase $100 Million of Common Stock

Fairchild Semiconductor announced that its Board of Directors has authorized the repurchase of up to $100 million of the company's common stock. Fairchild will repurchase shares from time to time in the open market or in privately negotiated transactions.
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2013-10-22

Fairchild Semiconductor to Switch Listing to NASDAQ

Fairchild Semiconductor, a leading global supplier of power semiconductors, announced that it will voluntarily transfer its stock exchange listing from The New York Stock Exchange to the NASDAQ Global Select Market on October 31, 2013. The company's stock will continue to trade under the symbol "FCS". This transfer will be seamless to Fairchild investors.
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2013-06-06

Fairchild Semiconductor's 100V BoostPak Solution Provides Improved Reliability, Reduces System Costs in LED Applications

Integrated Solution Features MOSFET and Diode in One Package, Simplifying Board Assembly and Saving Space Fairchild Semiconductor, a leading global supplier of high performance power and mobile semiconductor solutions, optimizes the MOSFET and diode selection process by introducing a family of 100 V BoostPak devices that combines a MOSFET and diode in one package to replace discrete solutions currently used in LED TV / monitor backlight, LED lighting and DC-DC converter applications. By integrating the MOSFET and diode into a single...
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2012-07-24

Fairchild Semiconductor’s New Low-Power LED Drivers with Integrated MOSFETs Help Designers Reduce Board Space and Design Times

Fairchild Semiconductor has introduced its LED lighting driver solutions portfolio to include an optimized low-power offering. The FLS0116, FLS3217 and FLS3247 with integrated MOSFET and power factor correction (PFC) are optimally designed for low-power LED applications. With the addition of the integrated power MOSFET, these devices help to minimize board space and overall component count while decreasing design time.Equipped with cycle-by-cycle current limiting and integrated protection features such as over temperature protection (OTP) and under-vo...
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2012-05-02

Fairchild Semiconductor Filed New Patent Infringement Claims against Power Integrations

Fairchild Semiconductor has filed new patent infringement claims against Power Integrations' LinkSwitch-PH LED power conversion products. The new lawsuit follows last week's jury verdict finding that Power Integrations' LinkSwitch-II and LinkSwitch-CV products infringe Fairchild patent claims. Fairchild is asserting three new patents that extend the company's primary side regulation technology, already found infringed by Power Integrations, to LED power conversion technology. The lawsuit was filed in the United States District Court for...
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2012-02-07

Fairchild Semiconductor’s LED Driver Compatible with Traditional TRIAC Dimming, Analog Dimming and Non-Dimming Lamp Designs

LED lighting has evolved into a promising solution for replacing conventional lighting sources, such as fluorescent and incandescent lights. However, designers face several obstacles in residential and commercial LED lighting applications up to 20W including bulb, down lighting (GU10/E17, E26/27, PAR30/38) and Tube/Bar. Implementing dimming capabilities in a conventional TRIAC dimmer infrastructure is challenging because of dimmer compatibility. Additionally, small space requirements remain a consideration.   To help designers address these challenges, Fair...
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2011-11-22

Fairchild Semiconductor Introduces AlGaAs Infrared LED Phototransistor

Fairchild Semiconductor has designed developed the FODM8801, part of the OptoHiT™ series of high temperature phototransistor optocouplers. These devices use Fairchild’s proprietary OPTOPLANAR® coplanar packaging technology to achieve high noise immunity and reliable isolation at high operating temperatures. The FODM8801 consists of an aluminum gallium arsenide (AlGaAs) infrared light emitting diode optically coupled to a phototransistor. The device provides a guaranteed Current Transfer Ratio (CTR) for both saturated and non-saturate...
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2011-10-21

Fairchild Semiconductor’s Smart LED Lamp Driver IC Solves Small-Space Dimming Challenges for Designers

As LED lighting continues to grow in popularity, especially in residential lighting applications, designers are looking for efficient dimming solutions – when compared to TRIAC methods – that also fit within existing sockets. Additionally, these solutions need to work reliably in a small space while providing high efficiency. To help designers meet this challenge, Fairchild Semiconductor (NYSE: FCS), a leading global supplier of high performance power and mobile products, developed the FL7701 Smart Non-isolated Buck LED Driver with power factor cor...
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2011-07-13

Fairchild Semiconductor Offers Designers a Total Solution Portfolio for Low-, Mid- and High-Power LED Lighting Applications

Broad Portfolio Simplifies Supply Chain Complexity; Value-Added Solutions Achieve High-Efficiency System Performance With the increasing popularity of LED lighting applications, designers face challenges ranging from design complexity and the need for high system efficiency to limited PCB space and the management of multiple vendors to meet all of their design requirements. To address these challenges, Fairchild Semiconductor (NYSE: FCS), a leading global supplier of high performance power and mobile products, offers a broad portfolio of LED lighting ...
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2011-06-08

Fairchild Semiconductor Technologists to Present Future Trends in Power Electronics at PCIM Asia 2011

Fairchild Semiconductor (NYSE: FCS), a leading global supplier of high performance power and mobile products, will join experts from industry and academia in presenting papers on the latest developments and the future trends in power electronics at The Power Conversion, Intelligent Motion (PCIM) Asia Conference to be held in Shanghai from June 21-23, 2011. PCIM Asia is widely recognized as the most important conference in China on power electronics. “A breadth of topics will be addressed at this year’s conference such as, power electronics compo...
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2011-05-26

Fairchild Semiconductor’s Generation II XS™ DrMOS Devices Offer 94% Efficiency in 6mm x 6mm Form Factor

Wide Portfolio Allows Designers to Select the Right Device Based on Efficiency, Features and PWM Controller High efficiency, high current handling capability and small form factors are critical to power supply designers when selecting components for voltage regulator solutions. To meet this need, Fairchild Semiconductor (NYSE: FCS), a leading global supplier of high performance power and mobile products, developed its family of Generation II XS™ DrMOS [Integrated Driver + MOSFET] devices offering high efficiency and power density to enable d...
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2011-03-03

Fairchild Semiconductor to Present at Electronica China 2011

Fairchild Semiconductor will showcase more than 20 innovative solutions for energy-efficient electronics applications at the electronica China 2011 show, in the Shanghai New International Expo Center, between 15 – 17 March. The company will conduct both static and active demonstrations on LED lighting, automotive, power supplies and motion control. Besides, Robin Zhang, chief technical marketing manager, Technical Application and Support Centre at Fairchild Semiconductor will present, 'Fairchild's mWSaver™ Technology Offers Best-in-Class...
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2010-10-12

Fairchild Semiconductor Prepared to Show Smart Grid Technology at electronica 2010

Fairchild Semiconductor prepared to show its latest technological advancements for mobile applications, as well as power solutions that focus on the smart grid at electronica 2010, in Munich, Germany, 9-12 November. It's reported that Fairchild's booth (Hall A4, #506) will feature technology demonstrations that enable mobile connectivity and optimize energy usage in power supplies (AC/DC and DC/DC), mobile, LED lighting, motor, solar, computing, consumer and automotive applications.
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2010-09-29

China Changhong Electric Sign a MOU with Fairchild Semiconductor

One of China largest manufacturers of consumer electronics devices, Sichuan Changhong Electric has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Fairchild Semiconductor. Under the MOU, Changhong has committed to fulfilling purchasing target plans for Fairchild's leading-edge power and mobile components through December 2015.
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2010-09-15

Fairchild Semiconductor to highlight LED lighting at Arrowfest

Fairchild Semiconductor will attend Arrow Electronics' 22nd annual coast-to-coast technology exhibition, which will be held in Chicago, Ill., Chanhassen, Minn., Santa Clara, Calif., Toronto, Canada, Los Angeles, Calif., and Boston, Mass ,to highlight innovative LED lighting and medical solutions.
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2009-12-23

Fairchild Semiconductor's China-Based Global Power ResourceSM Centers Deliver Innovative Solutions to Enable Energy-Efficient System Design

Fairchild Semiconductor’s Global Power ResourceSM Centers (GPRCs), located in Shenzhen, Shanghai and Taipei, have further enhanced their reputation as a valuable resource for system design engineers around the world by announcing the development of a number of innovative, energy-efficient solutions. These solutions target a wide range of applications and markets including the rapidly emerging LED, netbook and PC power segments.
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2009-12-18

Fairchild Semiconductor's New Energy-Efficient LED Driver Lights the Way at OSRAM®

China team develops the FSEZ1016A LED driver for lighting manufacturers Fairchild Semiconductor, a leading global supplier of high performance products that enable energy-efficiency, has been selected by one of the world’s largest lighting manufacturers, OSRAM®, to supply LED driver solutions. The FSEZ1016A was developed by Fairchild to meet and exceed the stringent performance benchmarks set by OSRAM.
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2009-09-02

Fairchild Semiconductor's Programmable LED Blinker Minimizes System Power Consumption

Fairchild Semiconductor has introduced a programmable LED blinker, the FAN5646, which is designed to eliminate the need for a microprocessor to be in continuous operation mode. The FAN5646 enables designers of mobile handsets, ultra-portable devices, consumer products and industrial/embedded systems to implement a blinking LED solution that can easily be programmed to create an enhanced visual experience.
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Samsung Electronics announced a new family of chip-on-board LED lighting packages, labeled the “Samsung D-series Special Color.” 

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