Reduce Your Energy Bills with a Chip
From CHEN principal Barbara Ewen...
As oil costs escalate to $60 a barrel and energy consumption is the number one topic in the news, it was interesting to hear at Fairchild Semiconductor’s annual financial analyst meeting yesterday in Boston how very small power semiconductors can make a huge difference in lowering energy consumption.
Fairchild designs and manufactures small power components that play a key role in all of these applications to reduce, manage, and distribute power. For example, standby power – you leave your cell phone charger on even though the cell phone isn’t plugged into it, thinking that you are not consuming power – is a huge drain on energy and very costly. Fairchild’s power switches – not much bigger than a silver dollar – meet low standby power regulations and reduce the consumption of energy. And have you ever opened your clam shell cell phone and wondered how does the voice and data get transmitted across the hinge when the phone is opened? It does thanks for Fairchild components.
Fairchild Semiconductor, incorporated in 1957, is considered the founding company of