August 14, 2008
Fairchild Semiconductor Expands Focus on Energy Efficiency With Global Manufacturing Team
Fairchild Semiconductor (NYSE: FCS), a leading global supplier of high performance products that enable energy efficiency, has formed a global Energy and Environmental Design Team to identify energy-conservation projects at its major manufacturing sites worldwide. This new team, comprised of individuals from Fairchild locations around the world, meets on a regular basis to share best practices and suggestions on fostering corporate responsibility, reducing operating costs through energy conservation and reducing the impact on the climate.
"Sustainability has always been important to Fairchild, but it is becoming even more important as we try to do our part in reducing our climate impact and our consumption of energy and water," said Robin Goodwin, executive vice president of Manufacturing and Supply Chain. "Fairchild is The Power Franchise(R). We provide products that help consumers reduce power consumption in electronic applications and we feel it is our duty to actively pursue our own sustainability and green business practices."
Fairchild's global team is made up of local teams from facilities, manufacturing, environment and finance departments at each of the company's major sites worldwide managed by the director of Corporate Environmental Health & Safety (EHS). These local teams are chartered to identify energy-efficient initiatives that contribute to environmental efficiency at their locations. Best practices will be shared throughout the company.
Fairchild has been actively involved in energy conservation since 1997. Some company accomplishments include:
-- Reduced internet technology/server power consumption by 43 percent.
-- Reduced water usage by over 53 million gallons.
-- Using wind energy as an alternate power source.
-- Reduced energy consumption by over 40 percent in one location.
-- Installed variable speed motors, turned off equipment when not in use, installed timers on lights, utilized on-demand heating and cooling, modified temperature sensors, installed sky lights and switched to CFL/LFL light bulbs.
-- Recycled nearly 40,000 tons of non-hazardous material from 2000 through 2007.
Fairchild's Energy and Environmental Design Team is chartered to continue developing innovative solutions to the complex problem of global warming through reduced energy use and water consumption, and environmental design improvements in their facilities to lower operational costs and environmental impact. For more information and updates on Fairchild's sustainability and green business accomplishments, please go to our Green web site.
About Fairchild Semiconductor:
Fairchild Semiconductor (NYSE: FCS) is a global leader delivering energy-efficient power analog and power discrete solutions. Fairchild is The Power Franchise(R), providing leading-edge silicon and packaging technologies, manufacturing strength and system expertise for consumer, communications, industrial, portable, computing and automotive systems. An application-driven, solution-based semiconductor supplier, Fairchild provides online design tools and design centers worldwide as part of its comprehensive Global Power Resource(SM). Please contact us on the web at www.fairchildsemi.com.