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May 5th, 2011
TranSiC: Fairchild Semiconductor acquires the Swedish power transistor company, pays USD 17 million
Answering the need for increasing efficiencies and higher performance for semiconductor applications, Fairchild Semiconductor (NYSE: FCS) is extending its technology leadership capabilities with the acquisition of TranSiC, a Silicon Carbide (SiC) power transistor company.
The acquisition provides Fairchild with bipolar SiC transistor technology with demonstrated industry leading efficiencies and excellent performance over wide temperature ranges, and superior performance over MOSFET and JFET technology approaches. Fairchild also acquired a team of highly experienced SiC engineers and scientists and multiple patents in SiC technology.
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