Fairchild Semiconductor Launches Resource Center to Address Automotive Challenges

August 07, 2007 by Jeff Shepard

Fairchild Semiconductor has expanded its Global Power Resource Center with the addition of a facility in Ann Arbor, Michigan. This new center is said to respond to what is claimed to be the burgeoning need for functional power solutions, including multi-die modules, for automotive power applications. The center is staffed by electrical engineers with over sixty years of combined automotive product development experience.

"The growth of automotive power electronics and the higher growth rates for body electronics and emerging systems are driving the need for innovative functional power products as well as expertise in system-level understanding to optimize designs. Our new Michigan Global Power Resource Center provides customers with technical experts who can help them select or develop the right solutions for their designs," said Paul Leonard,Vice President of Automotive Products.

Fairchild has 12 other Global Power Resource Centers located in Europe, Korea, Taiwan, China and the Americas. These centers are part of the company’s Global Power Resource initiative, offering not only system power design but also online design tools, evaluation boards, tutorials and joint research and development labs. To enhance and broaden support for its customers, Fairchild has integrated these resources on its website with design, selection and educational tools for customers to access and optimize designs in real time.