Bringing together two established industry leaders, ON Semiconductor’s acquisition of Fairchild Semiconductor creates one extraordinary company, and a new global Top 10 non-memory semiconductor supplier. And, as a company whose investment strategy has always been based on adding value for its customers, one of the most exciting aspects of this deal is that it delivers very real benefits to customers of both organizations.
Among those benefits is improved access to what is now an unrivalled breadth and depth of technologies. Fundamental to the acquisition is that it further advances ON Semiconductor’s position as a global leader in the power semiconductor market, with the company’s comprehensive portfolio of low-voltage products now being joined by Fairchild’s extensive range of medium- and high-voltage products.
A company that can provide its customers with the widest possible choice of power discretes, ICs, modules and solutions across the whole voltage spectrum.
At the same time, the acquisition brings a significant strengthening of application-specific technologies.
In the automotive sector, for instance, we can leverage over fifty years of automotive semiconductor experience to provide comprehensive solutions in all areas of automotive electronics, including technologies for autonomous vehicles and vehicle electrification.
In the case of industrial applications, ON Semiconductor’s traditional expertise in power solutions and motor drivers is combined with Fairchild’s strength in intelligent power modules, forming one of the most comprehensive portfolios of semiconductor motor control solutions in the world.
Meanwhile, designers of wireless and wearable devices will benefit from the fact that the combined company is a leading supplier of ‘wall-to-battery’ power management and charging solutions.
Of course, we recognize that meeting the needs of today’s designers and OEMs goes far beyond simply supplying products. Customers expect design and applications support, access to technical experts that can help them secure competitive advantage by reducing development times and accelerating time-to-revenue.
In addition to the extensive array of products and solutions, the new company provides unprecedented support for customers and partners – support that includes an increased technical headcount, broader applications expertise, and a greatly enhanced and expanded range of design support materials.
And the good news is that all of these benefits – plus additional benefits that derive from increased scale in terms of logistics and manufacturing – can be delivered straight away. The teams at ON Semiconductor and Fairchild have worked diligently in the build-up to this acquisition, putting in place the plans, processes, systems and resources that ensure a seamless transition and allow us to add value for our customers from ‘Day One’.
Watch this space for more updates in the coming weeks – in the meantime welcome to the new ON Semiconductor!
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