Fairchild Semiconductor

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Founded in 1957 "Our commitment to your success drives us to design, manufacture and supply power and mobile semiconductor technologies to make home appliances more energy efficient, enable mobile device manufacturers to deliver innovative new features, and boost the efficiency of industrial products." [1]

In 1956, William Shockley opened Shockley Semiconductor Laboratory as a division of Beckman Instruments in Mountain View. Only a year later, the staff of eight engineers decided to leave Shockley and form their own company. The group later became known as the traitorous eight. The eight men were Julius Blank, Victor Grinich, Jean Hoerni, Eugene Kleiner, Jay Last, Gordon Moore, Robert Noyce, and Sheldon Roberts. "Looking for funding on their own project, they turned to Sherman Fairchild's Fairchild Camera and Instrument, an Eastern U.S. company with considerable military contracts. In 1957 the Fairchild Semiconductor division was started with plans on making silicon transistors at a time when germanium was still the most common material for semiconductor use." wiki


Accessed February 2013: [2]

  • Mark S. Thompson - Chairman
  • Charles P. Carinalli - Principal, Carinalli Ventures
  • Randy W. Carson - Former Chief Executive Officer, Electrical Group, Eaton Corporation
  • Terry A. Klebe - Former Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Cooper Industries plc
  • Anthony Lear - Former Senior Vice President and Regional Executive, Greater China, NXP Semiconductors
  • Thomas L. Magnanti - Institute Professor and former Dean of Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
  • Kevin J. McGarity - Former Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales and Marketing, Texas Instruments Incorporated
  • Bryan R. Roub - Former Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Harris Corporation
  • Ronald W. Shelly - Lead Independent Director, Former President, Solectron Texas

Executive Officers

  • Mark S. Thompson - Chief Executive Officer
  • Vijay Ullal - President and Chief Operating Officer
  • Mark S. Frey - Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
  • Justin Chiang - Executive Vice President, Power Conversion, Industrial and Automotive Products Group
  • Paul D. Delva - Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
  • Kevin B. London - Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Administration
  • Robin A. Sawyer - Vice President and Corporate Controller


Web: http://www.fairchildsemi.com

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  1. Fairchild Semiconductor About, organizational web page, accessed February 17, 2013.
  2. Fairchild Semiconductor Board, organizational web page, accessed February 17, 2013.