Fairchild Appoints Dr. Justin Chiang As Senior VP Of New Power Conversion, Industrial & Automotive Product Group

November 25, 2007 by Jeff Shepard

Fairchild Semiconductor announced that it appointed Dr. Justin Chiang as Senior Vice President of the newly formed Power Conversion, Industrial & Automotive Product Group. This new organization includes Fairchild’s Power Conversion, High Voltage and Automotive product lines.

Dr. Chiang formerly served as Fairchild’s Vice President of System Power within the Analog Products Group. Prior to joining Fairchild he held a variety of technical and senior management positions with Raychem Corp. and Tyco Electronics. His most recent position prior to joining Fairchild was General Manager for the Power Components Division of Tyco Electronics.

Fairchild has also formed a new Mobile, Computing, Consumer & Communications Product Group which will be led by Executive Vice President, Bob Conrad. This organization includes the System Power, Signal Path and Low Voltage product lines and will focus on high performance analog and power management solutions. The Standard Product Group remains unchanged.

"A key element of Fairchild’s strategy to transition to higher value products is improving our end-market intimacy and segment focus," stated Mark Thompson, Fairchild’s President and CEO. "By reorganizing the main product lines within the company with a market segment orientation we expect to accelerate our growth within these key end markets. There are many natural synergies between our industry leading switches and our emerging analog control capabilities, and we believe these new groups will better leverage these strengths. Our analog switches, µSerDes™ and new high frequency voltage regulators are examples of how working closely with lead customers to solve more important problems, can drive profitable, strong growth. We believe this segment structure allows us to better understand our target application space and will enable us to partner at higher technology levels with our key customers. We will begin reporting in the new organization structure in the first quarter of 2008."