APEC 2016 – Looking Ahead to an Innovative Future
Apr 8, 2016

APEC 2016 was one of our most robust shows to date. Our show theme, “A History of Innovation,” provided the perfect opportunity to unveil several new…

Perfecting the 1200V SiC Diode for Best-in-Class Performance, Reliability and Ruggedness
Mar 24, 2016

In creating our new 1200V Silicon Carbide (SiC) diode – our first SiC product – we were determined to ensure that our SiC diodes achieved the best-in-…

New Switching Techniques for Phase-Cut Dimming Systems
Mar 23, 2016

In phase-cut dimming systems, a key technical issue has been mostly TRIAC holding current maintenance with low power LED lamps. In order to continue T…

Ouch! That Voltage Overshoot
Mar 22, 2016

It seems every time a new MOSFET is introduced, the supplier focuses almost exclusively on its RDS(on) and gate charge (Qg) as if they’re the only thi…

Fairchild Semiconductor – the “Founding Father” of Silicon Valley
Mar 17, 2016

Long before the San Francisco Bay Area was christened “Silicon Valley,” a group of young engineers started a semiconductor company that would change t…

Fairchild is Silicon Valley’s Original “Innovator”
Mar 14, 2016

Every day hundreds of tech companies tout their “innovations,” but you’d be hard pressed to find any that can come close to matching our nearly 60 yea…