Product & Technology

Milestone: 1 Billion Ignition IGBTs Sold
Nov 7, 2016

We are proud that we’ve reached a major milestone—we have sold our 1 billionth ignition IGBT!

It began in the 1990s, as gasoline prices rose and co…

Using a Cloud Map to Predict Discrete IGBT Current Sharing Performance
Nov 2, 2016

As a follow up to my last blog about the pros and cons of using discrete IGBTs or IGBT modules in different inverter designs, one essential question f…

The Spotlight is on Us as Fairchild Wins Top 10 Power Award for LED Solution!
Sep 15, 2016

Our FL77944 Direct AC Drive (DACD) solution for LED lighting engines has won a coveted Top 10 Power Award from and Electronic Products China…

How to Design with Evolving USB Type-C and PD Standards
Jul 26, 2016

The new USB Type-C standard enables higher performance, promising convenience for users and simplicity for designers and manufacturers, but managing u…

Keeping Cool – Or How to Increase the Power Ratings of Power over Ethernet-based Devices Without Generating Excessive Heat
Jul 24, 2016 and

The Power over Ethernet (PoE) trend is for higher and higher power ratings as new PoE-based IoT devices – security cameras, wireless access points, IP…

Fairchild at the Races: Autonomous Driving Day Adventures
Jun 24, 2016

Fairchild was excited to participate in the Self Racing Cars’ first Autonomous Vehicle Track Day at Thunderhill Raceway a few hours north of our HQ in…