Padmanabha Gowda to head Fairchild Semiconductor India
Fairchild Semiconductor appointed Padmanabha (Paddy) Gowda as first country manager for Fairchild Semiconductor India.
“As ‘make in India’ initiatives encourage more electronics manufacturing, advanced power solutions for anything from LED lighting, UPS inverters, to automotive and industrial automation applications are increasingly in demand,” said KN Kim, Fairchild’s vice president of sales and applications for Korea, India and South Asia Pacific. “Under Paddy’s leadership, Fairchild is well positioned to strengthen the channel and anticipate the needs of customers in this very exciting market.”
Padmanabha with 23 years of semiconductor-related sales, distribution and business development experience, is graduated from Mysore University with a bachelor’s degree in electronics and communication. He is experienced in power electronics areas such as renewable energy, UPS/inverter, automotive and home appliances. Padmanabha will be based in Fairchild’s Bangalore office.