Fairchild Semiconductor (Phils.), Inc. sits in an area that is blessed in two significant ways: its beautiful, strategic location, Cebu, the Queen City of the South, and its warm, smart and dynamic people. It was established in 1979 as Fairchild Semiconductor (HK) Ltd., Philippine Branch. It holds the distinction of the only Semiconductor manufacturing facility outside of Metro Manila. Fairchild Semiconductor (Phils), Inc. manufactured its first TO 92 product in Dec. of 1979 and made its first shipment to Hongkong in Jan. 1980. The rest is history. Now, Fairchild Semiconductor (Phils.), Inc. is producing a wide range of semiconductor products at a rate of 724 million units per quarter with a 20% contribution to the total Fairchild revenue. It has also contributed 27 invention disclosures since 1998 and is contributing at a rate of 60% per year to the total Fairchild filed packaging IPs at US patent office.
The Cebu plant is a showcase of efficiency and productivity, a dramatic picture of what people can do when they view problems as opportunities, and their work as a personal responsibility. The ingenuity of its professionals and highly skilled people are its valuable asset.
True to its mission, Fairchild Philippines received several citations and awards from private institutions and government agencies which includes prestigious National awards. Moreover, with its dedication to quality and continuous improvement, it bags the most coveted BIQ - President’s Quality Award for year 2002.
Cebu plant assures top quality products but smooth and continuous production, delivering products exactly as the customer wants. Every product that leaves the plant is packed with utmost care, ensuring it reaches the customer in the same top shape as when it left.
The Filipino character is actually a little bit of all the cultures put together. The bayanihan or spirit of kinship and camaraderie that Filipinos are famous for is said to be taken from Malay forefathers. The close family relations are said to have been inherited from the Chinese. The piousness comes from the Spaniards who introduced Christianity in the 16th century. Hospitality is a common denominator in the Filipino character and this is what distinguishes the Filipino. Filipinos are probably one of the few, if not the only, English-proficient Oriental people today. Pilipino is the official national language, with English considered as the country's unofficial one.
The Filipinos are divided geographically and culturally into regions, and each regional group is recognizable by distinct traits and dialects - the sturdy and frugal llocanos of the north, the industrious Tagalogs of the central plains, the carefree Visayans from the central islands and the colorful tribesmen and religious Moslems of Mindanao. Tribal communities can be found scattered across the archipelago. The Philippines has more than 111 dialects spoken, owing to the subdivisions of these basic regional and cultural groups.
The cebuanos are a most vibrant people. They are very lively, enterprising and plucky and are also well known for being gregarious and fun loving. They take pride in their own heritage and identity that is strengthened by their distinct culture and distinguished history.. The people speak Cebuano, English and Tagalog.
Cebu boasts of being the only city in the Philippines with the perfect blend of a business center and an entertainment hub. In the past years, industrial expansion in the province has progressed in giant strides.
Cebu is at the center of the Philippines. Sitting at the crossroads of trade, transportation and communication links, the island is the natural hub of the archipelago. Cebu is a long narrow island separated by narrow straits from Negros Island in the west and Bohol to the south east. Several smaller islands ring Cebu, the most important of which are Mactan, Bantayan and the Camotes Islands. A rugged mountain backbone runs the length of the island, creating two arrow coastal reqions. The climate is dry with no pronounced seasons and infrequent typhoons. Cebu is known for its beautiful beaches.
Language and dialects spoken: English, Tagalog and Cebuano.