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Fairchild commences operations at China facility

Posted: 02 Oct 2003 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:fairchild semiconductor? semiconductor? ic? assembly? test?

Fairchild Semiconductor has launched the first phase of its 800,000 square-foot assembly and test facility and automated warehouse in Suzhou, China. The new facility will produce products for both the local China market and for export to the rest of Asia, Europe, and the Americas.

The first phase of this project comprises of 400,000 square-foot of assembly/test and automated warehouse space. About 570 employees have been trained and are in place. Total employment is expected to reach 1,995 by 2005 and 3,500 upon completion of Phase 2.

Fairchild expects to save about 30 percent on assembly and test costs with the new facility, when compared to purchasing outsourced assembly/test services.

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