November 16, 2011 – BUSINESS WIRE — Reversing its 2009 decision to close the 200mm wafer fab, Fairchild Semiconductor (NYSE:FCS) will keep open its Mountain Top, PA, facility. Moutain Top makes high-voltage and automotive semiconductor products.
Since the original closure decision in 2009, these industrial, appliance, and automotive chip sales have more than doubled. Fairchild expects to continue rapidly expanding these businesses, making Mountain Top essential to support current and future needs. Mountain Top’s 220+ employees will also strive to improve efficiency and costs at the wafer fab, said Mark Thompson, president, chairman, and CEO.
The Mountain Top facility has been in operation since 1960, manufacturing electronic components. Fairchild plans to work with employees as well as local and state government officials to explore future expansion opportunities to support its growing business while improving efficiency and costs as it competes within a global environment.
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