Fairchild Semiconductor's Announces Its South Korean Fab Has Made 10 Billion Semiconductor Packages

July 09, 2000 by Jeff Shepard

Fairchild Semiconductor International (South Portland, ME) announced that its plant in Puchon, South Korea, has manufactured 10 billion semiconductor packages since its acquisition in April 1999.Since the acquisition, the Korean plant set record revenues for its 26-year history and now exports half the semiconductors it produces. Worldwide sales of the plant's products increased 46 percent in the first quarter of this year, compared to the corresponding quarter last year. In response to the growing worldwide demand for its products, Fairchild dedicated $80.0 million this year to expand the wafer fabrication operation in Puchon and added at least 200 jobs.