Fairchild Semiconductor International Inc. (South Portland, ME) introduced Smart Search, a web-based search engine that simultaneously searches multiple integrated databases on the company's website, providing design engineers easy access to new products, cross reference data, technical literature, obsolete products, application notes, and other vital information. Unlike other search mechanisms that require keywords to be individually entered into various cross-reference and product information databases, Smart Search allows customers and individuals to type keywords into one comprehensive search tool for fast, streamlined results, including the top five parametrics, new product announcements, and application-related products.
"Smart Search is a customer-centric search engine, designed to provide instant access to key information, allowing design engineers to spend less time searching for information on products and more time designing," said Marketing Technology Senior Manager Rick Whitcomb. "Providing the right navigational tools to make our customers' jobs easier is imperative to Fairchild."
The new Smart Search also provides a session-specific bill of material functionality, allowing visitors to find and add products to a list that can be easily exported into a spreadsheet format and e-mailed. This functionality creates an easy way for customers to save, distribute, and analyze the results of individual bill of materials.