Fairchild Semiconductor has announced that its FAN6756 PWM controller, featuring mWSaver™ technology, has been selected as an Outstanding Solution in the 2012 China Best ICs and Solutions Award in the Smart Energy category.
Fairchild Semiconductor (NYSE: FCS), a leading global supplier of high-performance power and mobile semiconductor solutions, has won the Optimized Development Award in the Top-10 Power Products Award organized jointly by the China-based electronics publications Electronic Products China and 21ic.
The FL7701 Smart Non-isolated Buck LED Driver with power factor correction (PFC) received a Best Innovation Product of the Year Award in the highly competitive LED Driver category. The award was based on both the views of industry experts and online voting. The award was presented to Fairchild at the EEPW Power Products Awards event ceremony, held on 25 May in Shenzhen.
SAN JOSE, Calif. – December 20, 2011 – Fairchild Semiconductor (NYSE: FCS), a leading global supplier of high performance power and mobile products, has received a Best Product Award from Application of Electronic Technique (AET), a leading journal for the electronics industry in China. The award, made in the Analog Devices category, was for Fairchild's FAB2200, an audio subsystem with stereo Class-G headphone amplifier and 1.2W Class-D mono speaker amplifier.
The winners of this year's awards were selected by the readers of AET. AET has some 200,000 registered readers, and voting took place over a three-month period, both in print and online.
SAN JOSE, Calif. – December 14, 2011 – The FAN302HL PWM controller, from Fairchild Semiconductor (NYSE: FCS), a leading global supplier of high performance power and mobile products, has been voted a Leading Product in the Power Devices and Modules category in EDN China's Innovation Awards 2011. This is the seventh consecutive year that Fairchild has received an EDN China Innovation Award.
The EDN China Innovation Awards occur annually and are based on the votes of more than 400,000 registered online users of the publication. These registered users comprise a large body of engineers and design specialists within the industry in Greater China. Award winners can be confident that the selection of their products is based on independent, professional opinion well qualified to recognize and reward true innovation.
Fairchild Semiconductor (NYSE: FCS), a leading global supplier of high performance power and mobile products, has been named a winner in the annual Top-10 DC-DC Power Product Awards, hosted by Electronic Products China (EPC). This is the seventh time Fairchild has received this prestigious award, after submitting its FAN5400 USB-Compliant Li-Ion Battery Switching Charger for consideration by the panel of judges.
"It's a great honor to receive the EPC Top-10 DC-DC Power Products Award," said Frank Ma, Director of Mobile Sales and Marketing, Asia Pacific. "Fairchild is an innovator in the mobile market, combining silicon IP building blocks and system-level expertise to develop solutions like the FAN5400 that enable mobile manufacturers to quickly customize their designs, and meet their end-customer's needs."
Fairchild Semiconductor has received a prestigious award for innovation from Electronic Engineering and Product World (EEPW), one of China's key electronics design publications, in the magazine's annual Power Products Awards.
The FAN5362 received a Best Innovation Product of the Year Award 2011 in the highly competitive DC-DC Conversion category. The award was presented to Fairchild at the EEPW Power Products Awards event ceremony, held on 18 May in Shenzhen.
Fairchild Semiconductor has been awarded a Product of the Year award by EE Times China in the magazine's Annual Creativity in Electronics (ACE) Awards 2011. The Ultra FRFET™ family of MOSFETS from Fairchild triumphed in the Power category of this prestigious industry award.
Fairchild Semiconductor has received an outstanding product award in the 2010 Application of Electronic Technique China (AET) Top Product Awards. The FSEZ1307 Primary Side Regulation (PSR) pulse-width modulation (PWM) controller with integrated MOSFET received the award in the Analog Device category.
Fairchild Semiconductor has won the Power Systems Product of the Year Award at the annual Elektra Awards. Fairchild's FSA9280A USB detection switch took the top honor in the Power Systems category, which judged entrants on power module and power supply innovations from the last 12 months, including new architectures, use of materials and packaging.
Fairchild Semiconductor has been named a winner in Electronic Product's China(EPC) annual Top-10 DC-DC Power Product Awards 2010. This is the sixth time Fairchild has received this prestigious award.
This year, Fairchild featured the FDMC7570S 25V MOSFET family. The FDMC7570S enables thinner, lighter and more compact power supply solutions, while continuing to deliver high efficiency and excellent thermal enhancements.
Fairchild Semiconductor has been awarded a 2009 Total Cost of Ownership (TCOOTM) Supplier Award from Celestica, a global leader in the delivery of end-to-end product lifecycle solutions. The awards program recognizes suppliers that support Celestica's TCOO sourcing strategy to provide its customers with the best possible supply chain solution for their products.
The FAN9612 boundary-conduction mode (BCM) interleaving power factor correction (PFC) controller received a Best Innovative Award in the power management category. While the FDMS7605, the industry's first sub-one mOhm 30V MOSFET in a Power 56 package, also picked up a Best Innovative Award, in the highly competitive power component category.
Sammy Lam, Director of Sales
Accepts Fairchild's EEPW Award for Innovation
Fairchild Semiconductor, a leading global supplier of high performance power and mobile products, recently received a Strategic Supplier Award from Power One, a leader in digital power technology (DPT) and a provider of renewable energy and energy-efficient power conversion and power management solutions.
Fairchild Semiconductor's high performance optocoupler, the FOD8001, has received an EN-Genius Network 2009 'Product of the Year' award for "Best New Optocoupler". With the FOD8001, system engineers are able to design a strong industrial fieldbus network with low transmission error rates, low system failure rates and proven reliability over an extended period of time.
Fairchild Semiconductor, a leading global supplier of high performance products that enable energy efficiency, has been awarded Leading Product status in the highly respected Electronic Design News China (EDNC) Innovation Awards 2009. Fairchild's FAN9612, a boundary-conduction mode (BCM) interleaving power factor correction (PFC) controller, was selected as a Leading Product in the highly competitive Power Device and Module category.
Fairchild's article titled "Solar Power Shines" by Alfred Hesener was announced the overall winner at Power Conversion Intelligent Motion (PCIM) Europe Exhibition & Conference. The monetary award for this article will be donated to the Institute of Robotics at the University of Maribor, Slovenia. The University conducts research on motion control solutions.
Fairchild Semiconductor (NYSE: FCS), a leading global supplier of high performance products that enable energy efficiency, was awarded a 2008 Power Products Award for its FSFR-series in the category of Best Application Award in Power Control ICs. The FSFR2100 features a zero voltage switching (ZVS) technique that dramatically reduces switching losses in MOSFETs and rectifiers.
Fairchild Semiconductor's (NYSE: FCS) high-voltage gate driver, the FAN7387, was awarded EN-Genius Network's 2008 "Product of the Year" award for "Best Innovation in Gate Drivers."
Fairchild Semiconductor (NYSE: FCS), a leading global supplier of high performance products that enable energy efficiency, has received a product innovation award in the prestigious EDN China Innovation Awards for 2008. Fairchild's FAN5355 digitally programmable Buck regulator was chosen as a leading product in the competitive Analog & Mixed Signal ICs category.
Fairchild Semiconductor (NYSE: FCS), a leading global supplier of high performance products that drive energy-efficiency, was awarded the E-Legacy Award for its highly integrated Green FPS power switch. In the "Contribution to Sustainability" category, Fairchild Semiconductor's FSFR2100 was recognized for its innovative approach to conserving power and the role it plays in preserving the environment.
Fairchild Semiconductor (NYSE: FCS), a leading global supplier of high performance products that enable energy-efficiency, has been named a winner in Electronic Product China's Top-10 DC-DC Power Product Awards 2008, for the fifth year in a row.
Fairchild Semiconductor's (NYSE: FCS) buck converter, Green FPS™ power switch and Power-SPM™ module were selected as best product finalists in the 2008 Golden Mousetrap Awards sponsored by Design News magazine.
Fairchild Semiconductor's highly integrated Green FPS power switch, the FSFR2100, received a silver medal for being one of the best IC solutions for energy conservation. This Green Apps contest showcases the unique and powerful contributions of semiconductor solutions for energy conservation. 600 engineers voted on the potential "green impact" of solutions entered in the contest by semiconductor manufacturers. Readers said that Fairchild's Green FPS power switch has "potential to save substantial amounts of energy" and shows the in-roads Fairchild is making in enabling green applications.
The Award Further Endorses Fairchild's Commitment to Power Efficiency for Emerging Technologies in China such as 3G (TD-SCDMA)
Fairchild Semiconductor has received a Best Product Award from the readers of Portable Design China (PDC), a key industry publication, in its Portable Power Management Devices Readers Survey 2008.The award winning ultra low power FIN324C µSerDes™ is an ultra-compact serializer/deserializer designed for parallel interconnects reducing flex cable size, power consumption and electromagnetic interference (EMI) in cellular phones and small display applications.
FAN2106 is the Industry's Smallest, Fully Integrated 6A, 24V-input Synchronous Buck Regulator
Fairchild Semiconductor (NYSE: FCS), the leading global supplier of high performance products that drive energy-efficiency, has received a leading product award in the prestigious "Power Device Product Awards 2007" from Electronic Design & Application World – Nikkei Electronics China (EDAW – NEC). Fairchild's FAN2106 was chosen as a winner in the highly competitive "Best Innovative DC-DC Converter Product 2007." This TinyBuck product is the first in a new series of all-in-one regulators, offering up to 95 percent efficiency and improving system thermal performance while simplifying designs.
Highly Energy-Efficient Fairchild Power Switches (Green FPS™) Recognized in "Analog/Mixed-Signal IC Marketing Application" Category
Fairchild Semiconductor (NYSE: FCS) has received a leading product award in EEPW's prestigious Analog/Mixed-Signal IC Editors' Choice Awards 2007. Fairchild's Green FPS e-Series was chosen as a winner in the highly competitive "Analog/Mixed-Signal IC Marketing Application" category, clearly demonstrating the success of these products in China.
Fairchild Semiconductor's (NYSE: FCS) Green FPS power switch, the FSFR2100, was voted February's most popular application-specific IC on semiapps.com. This highly integrated power switch increases power efficiency and system reliability, and reduces valuable design time in resonant converter designs such as telecom power, high-end audio amplifiers, large-size laser printers and LCD and PDP TV power supplies.
The FSFR2100 features a zero voltage switching (ZVS) technique that dramatically reduces switching losses in MOSFETs and rectifiers. With this technique, this FPS switch can handle up to 200W without a heat sink and up to 450W with a heat sink. Compared to conventional hard-switch converter topologies, efficiency is improved by 10 percent and for applications such as PDP-TVs, efficiency reaches 97 percent. An additional advantage of the ZVS technique is the dramatically reduced switching noise – at least 5dB – compared to hard switching techniques. Offering burst operation function, the FSFR2100 brings standby power consumption below 1Watt to easily achieve the industry's 1 Watt Initiative.
Fairchild's Green FPS switches offer designers the advantage of PWM IC and MOSFET integration along with high efficiency and reliability in an all-in-one solution, meeting demanding energy regulations affecting today's power supply market. Using a proprietary valley switching technique, these products provide the highest levels of efficiency to meet standards as specified by the California Energy Commission (CEC), EU Code of Conduct and Group for Energy Efficient Appliances (GEEA).
During the month of February, Fairchild's FSFR2100 received the best on-line posting by SemiApps readers for application-specific ICs on Heart's SemiApps site.
Fairchild Semiconductor's FSBB30CH60B Motion SPM® won "Best Development in Power Modules" and the FSUSB30 USB Switch won the "Most Innovative USB Product" from EN-Genius Network. The FSBB30CH60B is a highly efficient and highly integrated power module for motion control. Integrating three fully tested HVICs, one LVIC, six NPT IGBTs, six FRDs and three bootstrap diodes into a compact 44mm X 26.8mm Mini-DIP package, these Motion SPM® devices offer superior inverter-based control for energy-efficient 3-phase motors. They are ideal for home appliances and industrial motors up to 3kW.
The "Product of the Year" awards are selected by the editors of EN-Genius, based on their strong technical merit, design and innovation and marketability.
The FAN5350 has been named a Hot 100 Product of 2007 by EDN Magazine in the power semiconductors and IC category. This revolutionary 3MHz/600mA DC/DC synchronous buck converter features 16µA quiescent current, 20mV transient response and low-voltage ripple. The FAN5350 is designed to power DSP core processors, application processors and I/O interfaces, and utilizes Fairchild's proprietary new ultra-fast architecture specifically designed to simultaneously provide industry-leading quiescent current and transient-response performance. This high-performance, compact converter enables designers to meet next-generation load requirements while preserving battery life and saving board space in cell phones, media players, GPS devices, Bluetooth headsets and other single-cell 2.7V to 5.5V lithium-ion-powered portable applications.
Fairchild's single-bit, bi-directional translator, FET plus driver module and the industry's first SD multiplexer were selected as top products in the power and logic categories in the quarterly EETimes and eeProductCenter Ultimate Products Survey.
In the Power category, Fairchild's FDMF6700, a fully optimized and integrated FET plus driver power stage solution in ultra-compact 6mm x 6mm MLP packaging, ranked four out of ten in technical significance. This product targets space-constrained applications such as small-form-factor desktops, media center PCs, ultra-dense servers, blade servers, advanced gaming systems, graphic cards, networking and telecom equipment and other DC-DC applications. In the Logic and Programmable Logic category, two of Fairchild's products were chosen as best of the best, the FXLH1T45 and the FSSD06.
Fairchild Semiconductor has received two leading products accolades in the prestigious EDN China Innovation Awards 2007. Fairchild's FAN2106 TinyBuck™ DC-DC buck regulator was chosen as a leading product in the competitive Analog & Mixed Signal ICs category, while the FXL2TD245 in MicroPak™ dual-supply bi-directional translator was successful in the Power Devices & Module category.
Fairchild Semiconductor has once again been named a winner in Electronic Product China's Top 10 DC-DC 2007 product awards. The judging panel selected Fairchild's FDMF8700 fully optimized, integrated 12V driver plus MOSFET power stage solution as a winner. Fairchild's 30V synchronous buck converter chip set, FDS6298 and FDS6299S won the same award in 2006.
Fairchild Semiconductor's PFC-SPM products received a "Power Device Product Award 2006" from Electronic Design & Application World-Nikkei Electronics China (EDAW-NEC). Fairchild's PFC-SPM devices are designed for full-switching power factor correction (PFC) in motor drive applications in the 3-6kW power range and offer an energy-efficient, compact solution.
Fairchild Semiconductor announced that the company received two leading products accolades in the prestigious EDN China Innovation Awards 2006. Fairchild's FMS6151 video filter/driver was a leading product in the competitive Analog & Mixed Signal ICs category, while the FPDB20PH60 series SPM™ was a leading product in the Power Devices & Module category.
Fairchild Semiconductor has been named a winner in Electronic Product China's Top 10 DC - DC 2006 product awards. The 30V synchronous buck converter chip set, FDS6298 and FDS6299S was designed specifically to optimize efficiency and space in notebook computers using the latest Intel Mobile Voltage Positioning (IMVP) specifications.
Fairchild Semiconductor's µSerDes™ solution targeting ultra-portable designs has been named a finalist in this year's EDN Innovator/Innovation Awards competition. These industry's smallest packaged, lowest EMI and lowest power serialization/deserialization devices dramatically reduce system size in cell phones and other ultra-portables while speeding time-to-market.
Fairchild Semiconductor announced another of the company's analog products has been chosen by analogZONE as the best in its category. Selected by the editors, the highly-integrated FMS6501 Video Switch joins Fairchild's RMPA2265 RF Power Amplifier Module, which was announced as a winner earlier in 2005. AnalogZONE calls Fairchild's video switch "an innovative product" and goes on to say that "With its effective support of virtually any worldwide video standard, the FMS6501 will get a lot of design wins in places where discrete solutions are currently in use in a wide variety of current and future consumer products."
Fairchild Semiconductor's IntelliMAX™, integrated low-power load switches targeting portable battery-powered applications, have been awarded Leading Product status in the power device and module segment of EDN China's first Innovation Awards.
Fairchild Semiconductor's 1.5A synchronous DC-DC buck regulators, the FAN2011 and FAN2012, have won a prestigious product award in China. Named a winner in Electronic Product China's Top 10 DC- DC 2005 awards, these "all-in-one" buck converters offer the industry's best combination of efficiency, performance, power density and size for set top boxes, hard disk drives, point-of-load (POL) power and communications equipment. In these applications, LDOs have typically been used. With space-sensitive applications, DC-DC regulators are increasingly being used in this application space.
Fairchild Semiconductor's FDC6020C was named an "Ultimate Product" by the editors and readers of EETimes and eeProductCenter . Introduced by Fairchild in December 2004, the FDC6020C is the smallest complementary MOSFET solution for point-of-load (POL) converter designs that deliver 1 amp continuous current.
SAN JOSE, Calif., – October 8, 2012 – Fairchild Semiconductor (NYSE: FCS), a leading global supplier of high performance power and mobile semiconductor solutions, has received the 2012 APAC Best Supplier Award from Eaton Asia-Pacific for the second consecutive year. A U.S.-based company with regional headquarters in Shanghai, Eaton has more than 30 years experience as a component supplier for single- and three-phase UPS, telecom equipment, and inverters for the PV and consumer segments.
Fairchild has been able to provide a complete solution for Eaton, based on a broad portfolio of products that include IGBTs, SuperFET® II MOSFETs, PowerTrench® MOSFETs, STEALTH™ diodes and high-speed opto-driver IC solutions. These discrete devices have been implemented in Eaton's high-efficiency online UPS and DC power-rectifier products and have helped solve delivery issues arising from rush demand for prototypes, resulting in faster time-to-market and higher revenues for Eaton.
Fairchild Semiconductor (NYSE: FCS), a leading global supplier of high performance power and mobile products, has received the 2011 Quality Award from Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., China's largest networking and telecommunications equipment supplier.
The award recognizes the excellence of the products and services provided by Fairchild, and the outstanding contribution the company makes to enhancing Huawei's mobile product portfolio, which includes smart phones, data cards, and wireless router modules. The award also recognizes that this contribution has been made in a market segment undergoing quantum leaps in technological innovation, driven by wireless convergence, the enhancement of the user experience, and unrelenting energy-efficiency requirements.
Fairchild Semiconductor has received a Supplier Award from WKK Technology Limited ("WKKT"), a global electronic manufacturing services (EMS) company headquartered in Hong Kong. Fairchild has been supplying WKK Technology Limited with a wide range of products, and the award was made in recognition of outstanding service performance, which has included cooperation on committed delivery schedules, customer service and design support.
Fairchild Semiconductor (NYSE: FCS) received Continental Automotive Korea's 'Supplier of the Year in Quality 2011' award during their "Supplier Council Launching Event" held in Konjiam resort, Korea. Continental Automotive Korea, an affiliated company of Continental Automotive, is a leading supplier of automotive electronics for the automotive industry in Korea.
Fairchild was recognized for excellent customer service, receiving high ratings in the Supply, Quality, Responsiveness and Technology categories. Fairchild provides leading USB technology to Samsung's Mobile Communications Division. This technology provides designers with the auto-detection, power savings, audio fidelity, space savings and robust protection features that have become the universal interface for all mobile applications.
Fairchild Semiconductor received the "S-Partner Certificate" from Samsung SDI, a leader in the development of new energy and display business. This certificate recognizes companies that meet SAMSUNG SDI standards for corporate social responsibility through a well established environment quality control system.
In the highly competitive field of manufacturing consumer electronics for global markets, strategic partnerships with key suppliers can be the difference between market success or failure. In recognition of Fairchild Semiconductor's (NYSE: FCS) responsiveness, innovative products and dedicated people, Hisense, one of China's leading designers and manufacturers of appliances and devices such as LCD TVs, air conditioners, refrigerators, computers and CDMA mobile phones, has awarded the company a Core Supplier Award for 2010.
"Energy saving pumps is a fast growing market segment due to the increasing energy awareness by consumers, and by new legislation from governments worldwide to reduce CO2 emission. In order for Grundfos to continue to be successful in this fast growing market, we rely on suppliers like Fairchild. They were selected for this award due to their high quality and their ability to meet our increasing demands. They supported us with excellent supply chain capabilities along with strong product development," said Klavs Hornum, Grundfos' vice president of Sourcing.
Fairchild Semiconductor (NYSE: FCS), a leading global supplier of high performance products that enable energy efficiency, has received a Partnership Supplier Award from Chervon. Chervon is a top power tool manufacturer in China, producing power tools such as hand saws, drills, sanders and garden tools, with worldwide distribution.
Fairchild Semiconductor has been selected as one of China's leading suppliers in the highly competitive discrete semiconductor category at this year's China Market Electronics Component Manufacturer Awards (CMECMA)
Fairchild Semiconductor has been awarded the Best Semiconductor Vendor in Italy for 2009 from Assodel. This award recognizes companies that show continued commitment and proactively strive to develop partnerships with distribution partners. This is the second year that Fairchild has been recognized by Assodel, receiving the "Best Manufacturer Award" in the power category for 2008.
Fairchild Cebu was recognized for outstanding achievements in energy management and its energy team was recognized for their outstanding contribution to the company's energy-conservation achievements. The judges also praised Fairchild for its well-established and integrated energy-conservation processes, its regular monitoring processes, and its target settings based on specific time periods."
Fairchild Semiconductor was awarded "The 8th Best Foreign Corporation Award", from the Citizen's Coalition for Economic Justice (CCEJ) in Korea. Fairchild was ranked top out of the 173 foreign manufacturing companies, scoring a full mark in the law-abiding category, ethics, accomplishments and contributions of the company to the local Korean region.
Fairchild Semiconductor has won a prestigious China Excellent Suppliers award from the China Electronics Enterprises Association (CEEA). The award highlights Fairchild's ongoing drive to provide the highest levels of customer service and support to China's electronics engineers.
Fairchild Semiconductor was awarded the 2008 Assodel Award in the power semiconductor category for the semiconductor manufacturer who has most remarkably differentiated and performed in the Italian market over the previous year. Fairchild received this awarded due to its focus on developing solutions and products, both silicon and packaging, for efficient power management.
Continental selected Fairchild for this award because of its leadership in power management technologies and products. Fairchild demonstrated their commitment to the automotive segment through their team management and strong top management involvement to support Continental's strategy. Fairchild was recognized for their high standards in product development, delivery and quality.
Fairchild received an Excellent Supplier Award from Longcheer, an independent design house for mobile handsets. Longcheer is an industry leader in China, the largest mobile handset market in the world. Fairchild has been providing its leading edge power management and analog switch solutions for Longcheer's mobile handset designs for more than five years.
China Electronics News (CEN) Readers and Industry Practitioners Endorse Fairchild's Leadership Position as The Power Franchise®
Fairchild Semiconductor (NYSE: FCS), the leading global supplier of high-performance products that drive energy-efficiency, has received a "Most Popular Semiconductor Brands in China Award 2007" from CEN. International and local Chinese brands were eligible to compete in this prestigious industry award, and were judged according to four criteria: 1) brand influence; 2) sales performance; 3) technology and services superiority; and 4) localization (must provide excellent local support and services in terms of R&D, manufacturing, procurement and sales).
Fairchild Semiconductor was awarded "Best Workplace" in Korea, by Hankyoreh Newspaper Company – one of the most renowned daily newspapers in Korea. Fairchild received the award in March, 2008 and was based on its sound labor and management relations, top level welfare system, fun-management effort and corporate citizenship efforts. This award was a result of a research project by major Korean universities.
J.C.Yoo, HR director of Fairchild Korea, received the award.
Fairchild Semiconductor was recognized as one of the "100 Best Corporate Citizens" by CRO Magazine in their annual ranking of public companies in the United States. Fairchild was recognized for their sustainability initiatives and corporate responsibility actions. In compiling the 100 Best, CRO ranked the corporate responsibility efforts of large-cap companies from the Russell 1000 index in eight categories: Climate Change, Employee Relations, Environment, Financial, Governance, Human Rights, Lobbying and Philanthropy. Transparency is an important component of corporate responsibility and the results were based on publicly-available data from company financial disclosures, sustainability, environment and citizenship reports, websites, EPA databases and a number of other sources as part of a standardized research processes.
Fairchild Semiconductor has been named one of "The Top 100 Employers in Electronic Design" in a survey conducted by Electronics Design (ED) magazine. Fairchild placed 24 out of 100 total companies that lead in design influence, hiring patterns, rich patent and IP portfolios and substantial R&D budgets. Among the companies on the list that provide both analog power ICs and discrete solutions, Fairchild ranked the highest. The well-known publication based the survey on extensive market and media data as well as reader input that measured employee satisfaction.
System General, the Taiwan-based wholly-owned subsidiary of Fairchild Semiconductor targeting worldwide AC/DC off-line power conversion applications, has won two of Taiwan's prestigious National Invention Awards 2007. The awards were made in three categories: Best Contributor, Best Patented Invention and Best Patented Design. System General was successful in the Best Contributor category, and its PWM controller with off-time modulation for power conversion was a silver award winner in the Best Patented Invention category. The awards, introduced in 1992 to encourage local Taiwan companies to focus their efforts on invention and innovation, are organized by the Ministry of Economic Affairs Intellectual Property Bureau and examined more than 300 total entries.
Fairchild Semiconductor announced the Korean Customs Service has recently honored Fairchild with the "Fair Partner" award for exemplary business operation and performance. The award was presented by Yun-kap Seong, commissioner of Korea Customs Service, to Young-jo Jang, director, Equipment Technology Team, Bucheon Operations, Fairchild Korea Semiconductor Ltd.
Fairchild Semiconductor Mountaintop was recently recognized for and awarded the 2006 Business & Education Partnership Award by the Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce for their creation and successful completion of a self-developed project entitled Project Einstein. This is the second time in three years that Fairchild Semiconductor has received this honor, although the Chamber prefers to acknowledge a new awardee as often as possible, they could not overlook the accomplishments of this project.
Four Maine companies who have committed to beyond environmental compliance goals in an effort to strive towards a more sustainable way of doing business were recognized by Governor Baldacci. A formal signing by the Governor of their ( STEP-UP: S mart T racks for E xceptional P erformers and U pward P erformers) agreements took place:
Fairchild Semiconductor received the Maine Governor's Award for Environmental Excellence and has been honored in the "Pollution Prevention" category for the invention and use of an environmentally-friendly detergent to remove ink from wafers at the company's South Portland facility. With this new approach, Fairchild achieved yet another one of its commitments to the Step-Up Program (Smart Tracks for Exceptional Performers and Upward Performers) by reducing VOC (volatile organic compound) emissions to the lowest possible level with current technology.