Fairchild Semiconductor Wins Elektra’s Power Systems Product of the Year Award

Microelectronics International

ISSN: 1356-5362

Article publication date: 10 May 2011



(2011), "Fairchild Semiconductor Wins Elektra’s Power Systems Product of the Year Award", Microelectronics International, Vol. 28 No. 2. https://doi.org/10.1108/mi.2011.21828bab.008



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Fairchild Semiconductor Wins Elektra’s Power Systems Product of the Year Award

Article Type: Industry news From: Microelectronics International, Volume 28, Issue 2

Fairchild Semiconductor has won the Power Systems Product of the Year Award at the annual Elektra Awards. Fairchild’s FSA9280A USB detection switch took the top honor in the Power Systems category, which judged entrants on power module and power supply innovations from the last 12 months, including new architectures, use of materials and packaging.

The FSA9280A is a high-performance multimedia switch featuring automatic switching and accessory detection for the USB port. The switch allows the sharing of a common USB port to pass audio, USB data/charging, as well as factory programmability. In addition, the FSA9280A integrates detection of accessories, such as headphones, headsets (MIC/button), car chargers, USB chargers and UART data cables with the ability to use a common USB connector.

The annual Elektra Awards recognise best practices of individuals and companies throughout Europe. Finalists in 16 different award categories were selected by an independent panel of industry judges with the winners being announced at the Awards Dinner.

Fairchild offers an extensive portfolio of power offerings that enable efficient electronics, and maximize energy savings in power-sensitive applications such as power adapters, power supplies, lighting applications, computers, industrial controls and home appliances.

Exception PCB gains AS9100 accreditation

UK-based Exception PCB, which manufactures complex printed circuit boards at its site in Tewkesbury, Gloucester, has strengthened its position as a supplier to the aerospace and defence sector by gaining accreditation for AS 9100.

The conformation of the AS 9100 accreditation will further add to Exception’s credibility and capability in the aerospace and defence sector.

Exception PCB’s Managing Director, Gordon Holden, said “We were delighted to have completed the entire programme and achieved accreditation in 6 months, as opposed to the 12 months plus typically for a PCB manufacturing site. This shows that we were working previously very close to the high standards of AS9100. The next approval we are working towards is the medical release/certification for manufacture of PCBs to further support our current and growing medical customer’s needs”.

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