Date:17th Nov 2011
Fairchild Semiconductor not closing its
50+ years old plant in U.S.
Fairchild Semiconductor has announced that it has decided
to keep open the Mountain Top, Pennsylvania wafer fabrication
site, reversing its March 2009 announcement to close the
Fairchild makes semiconductor devices for high voltage
and automotive applications from this Mountain Top facility.
Fairchild has reported growth in sales of devices made from
"The strong growth of the product lines supported
by the dedicated employees at our Mountain Top facility
enabled us to make today's announcement," said Mark
Thompson, President, Chairman and CEO, Fairchild Semiconductor.
"I am confident our employees at the Mountain Top facility
will continue to deliver the high quality products our customers
have come to expect while constantly striving to improve
efficiency and costs to keep Fairchild highly competitive."