Fairchild First in Power Transistors Market

June 16, 2002 by Jeff Shepard

Fairchild Semiconductor International (South Portland, ME) announced it has captured the number one worldwide market position in power transistors, as reported by market research firm Gartner Dataquest. Fairchild increased its 2001 power transistor revenues by more than 42 percent over the previous year, allowing the company to advance in the Gartner rankings from its former position as the ninth largest supplier to the top global vendor in a single year. Fairchild now holds 10.2 percent of the $5.6 billion global power transistor market.

"Fairchild's focus on power solutions for multi-market applications enabled us to increase market share substantially, even during the economic challenges of 2001," stated Hans Wildenberg, Fairchild's executive vice president of worldwide sales and marketing. "We concentrated our efforts on two things: first, key acquisitions, including the Intersil power discrete business, which boosted our presence in the automotive and industrial markets, and secondly, on bringing new products to market to achieve new design wins with world-class companies in computing, communications, consumer, automotive and industrial manufacturing."