Philips and Fairchild Form Strategic Alliance

September 24, 2002 by Jeff Shepard

Fairchild Semiconductor International (South Portland, ME) and Royal Philips Electronics (Eindhoven, the Netherlands) announced that they have formed a working relationship to become a multi-source supplier for small-scale logic packaging. The development increases the availability of Fairchild's MicroPak and Philips' depopulated, quad flat-pack, no-leads (DQFN) packages.

"Customers often require multiple suppliers before adopting a new package," said Rich Lewis, Fairchild's marketing manager for Logic Products. "Fairchild's relationship with Philips gives customers the flexibility and second-supply that they want, and promotes faster adoption rates of new packages for the industry."