SAN JOSE, USA: Fairchild Semiconductor, leading global supplier of high performance power and mobile products, recently received a Strategic Supplier Award from Power One, a leader in digital power technology (DPT) and a provider of renewable energy and energy-efficient power conversion and power management solutions.
“Renewable energy is a fast growing market, with an annual growth rate projected at 25 percent through 2013. In order for Power One to continue to be successful in this fast growing market, we rely on suppliers like Fairchild. They were selected for this award due to their ability to provide accurate forecasting, excellent supply chain capabilities and superb design-in support,” said Gerard Kelleher, Power One’s vice president Global Supply Chain.
“We are very pleased to have received a Strategic Supplier Award from Power One,” said Ole-Petter Brusdal, Fairchild’s vice president, European Sales and Marketing.”Helping our customers succeed is important to us, and we’re working hard to anticipate Power One’s needs and exceed their expectations for their Renewable Energy programs for photovoltaic and power supplies.”
Fairchild provides Field Stop IGBT Technology for the Aurora Solar Inverter family, an alternative energy application developed by Power One. These unique IGBTs offer optimum performance for Solar Inverters, UPS, SMPS and PFC applications where low conduction and switching losses are essential.
Fairchild supplies solutions for power conversion applications for renewable energy generation to a majority of solar inverter manufacturers. Fairchild’s IGBTs, high voltage rectifiers and SuperFET MOSFETs are ideal for the power conversion stages, due to the high efficiency and reliability that can be achieved.
Additionally, Fairchild’s robust half-bridge gate drivers and opto-isolated gate drivers provide an excellent link between the power switches and the host controller.
Other Fairchild products for solar inverter and UPS applications include highly integrated SPM devices, PFC/PWM combo controllers, Green FPS devices, IGBT modules, integrated PWM controllers, MOSFETs and PFC controllers.