Date: 7th Oct 2010
Fairchild Semiconductor expands strategic
partnership with Sichuan Changhong Electric Co
Fairchild Semiconductor has entered into a memorandum of
understanding (MOU) with Sichuan Changhong Electric Co.,
Ltd., manufacturers of consumer electronics devices in China.
Changhong has committed to fulfilling purchasing target
plans for Fairchild's power and mobile components through
December 2015. Fairchild's range of Changhong products include:
LED TVs, PDP TVs, LCD TVs, CRT TVs, set-top boxes, refrigerators
and air conditioners.
The release states that the relationship between Fairchild
and Changhong started in 2004 with the establishment of
a joint product development laboratory. Fairchild's high
voltage MOSFETs, Fairchild Power Switches (Green FPS), IGBTs,
interface switches, diodes, logic devices and rectifiers
are some of the products designed into Changhong's consumer
"Since Changhong was established in 1958, we have
grown to become a worldwide industry leader and the largest
supplier of consumer electronics in Asia," said Liu
Tibin, vice president and general manager of Changhong group.
"We partnered with Fairchild in order to develop and
differentiate our consumer electronic products and to solve
difficult technical challenges. We look forward to building
on this successful partnership in the future. The high quality
and value of Fairchild's energy-efficient semiconductor
solutions and the high level of customer service they provide
were key factors in our decision to select them as a strategic
With its world-class manufacturing facilities, comprehensive
product portfolio and leading-edge R&D capabilities,
Changhong has deservedly built an excellent reputation,
both domestically and globally, for providing high quality
electronic products and services," said Benjamin Tan,
Fairchild's regional vice president of Sales and Marketing,
China and South East Asia.
"Fairchild has been a strong supporter of China's
domestic electronics industry since we entered the market
in 1997," Tan concluded. "We are delighted to
be partnering with Changhong, particularly as this enables
us to play a further part in boosting Sichuan's economic
and social development."