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Fairchild Semi Names CTO

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Fairchild Semiconductor (NYSE: FCS), a leading global supplier of high performance power and mobile products, has appointed Dan Kinzer, chief technology officer and senior vice president, Technology. Under Mr. Kinzer’s leadership, Fairchild will sharpen its focus on technical innovation to further advance the company’s advanced product offerings in power electronic and mobile applications.

Mr. Kinzer joined Fairchild Semiconductor in 2007 as Senior Vice President of Product and Technology Development for the company’s Power Group. His background includes decades of experience in leading innovative semiconductor technology, product and package development projects. He is an inventor with over 70 U.S. patents and multiple international patents, has authored numerous scientific and trade articles, served as General Chairman of the International Symposium on Power Semiconductor Devices and Integrated Circuits, and is a member of IEEE and EDS. He graduated in Engineering Physics from Princeton University.

“I am very honored by this appointment and excited to take on this challenge,” stated Mr. Kinzer. “Fairchild is already a leader in many of our chosen applications, and it will be my mission to extend that lead and open up new opportunities for the company through technology. We have an extremely talented team, and I am grateful for the support that has enabled me to reach this position.”

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