Fairchild opens European center

October 16, 2003 – Fairchild Semiconductor, South Portland, ME, has opened a “Center of Excellence” in Fuerstenfeldbruck, Germany, one of six such centers worldwide.

With a $1 million investment in its first year, the center will focus on developing power design systems utilizing Fairchild’s multi-market parts.

Among the projects at the Germany center are a color TV power supply with 70% fewer components, an automotive ignition control system with 60% less board space, and an ultra-slim power supply design for an LCD TV.

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