fairchild semiconductor inte (FCS) Key Developments
Fairchild Launches MEMS Product Line with Introduction of Intelligent Inertial Measurement Unit with High Performance 9-Axis Sensor Fusion
Jun 16 15
Fairchild launched the FIS1100 6-axis MEMS Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU), the company’s first MEMS product stemming from its strategic investments in MEMS and motion tracking. The FIS1100 IMU integrates a proprietary AttitudeEngine™ motion processor with best-in-class 9-axis sensor fusion algorithms to provide designers with an easy to implement, system-level solution for superior user experiences with up to ten times lower processing power consumption in a wide range of motion enabled, battery-powered applications. The FIS1100 IMU, with its built in AttitudeEngine motion processor and XKF3 senor fusion, is a low power, highly accurate system solution that provides customers with the always-on sensor technology required for a range of application such as wearable sensors for sports, fitness, and health; pedestrian navigation; autonomous robots; and virtual and augmented reality. The AttitudeEngine processes 6-axis inertial data at a high rate internally and outputs to the host processor at a lower rate matching the application needs, eliminating the necessity for high-frequency interrupts. This allows the system processor to remain in sleep-mode longer, providing consumers longer battery life without any compromises in functionality or accuracy. The bundled XKF3 high-performance 9-axis sensor fusion algorithms combine inertial sensor data from the on-chip gyroscopes and accelerometers and data from an external magnetometer. The sensor fusion also includes background auto calibration that enables excellent performance in terms of accuracy, consistency, and fluidity. When combined with the XKF3 sensor fusion algorithms, the FIS1100 is the world’s first complete consumer inertial measurement unit with orientation (quaternion) specifications, featuring pitch and roll accuracy of ±3° and yaw accuracy of ±5°. The FIS1100 uses Fairchild’s proprietary MEMS process, designed specifically for inertial sensors. The process features several design elements for optimal performance, size and robustness. These include 60µm device layer with high-aspect ratio, through silicon via (TSV) interconnects and vertical electrodes, as well as a single die gyroscope and accelerometer with a unique dual vacuum design. The FIS1100 comes in a 3.3 x 3.3 x 1 mm package and is available for immediate customer sampling and order placement.
Fairchild Semiconductor International Inc. Announces First Commercial USB Type-C Devices
May 18 15
Fairchild Semiconductor International Inc. announced that its first commercial USB Type-C devices are shipping in LeTV's newly launched Le 1, Le 1 Pro and Le MAX series smartphones. Fairchild's latest USB solution integrates all key features of the new Type-C connector in an amazingly tiny 1.2mm x 1.2mm WLCSP package. Small footprint and extremely low standby power operation makes the solution ideal for the next wave of mobile products, dongles, travel adapters, PCs, accessories, and wearables which will feature the capabilities of the new USB interface. USB Type-C is backward compatible with USB legacy data protocols and standards, with the added benefit of having the same connector on each end of the cable. This means significantly less fumbling around for the right connector to charge or sync a device. As industry adoption grows consumers will only need one cable for any of their devices, for both data and power connections. The new USB standard's footprint helps enable slimmer designs, as evident in LeTV's new super-thin smartphones boasting close to no bezels around the display. Fairchild devices designed in by LeTV mark the debut of a new small footprint, family of solutions that consume very low power with minimal impact to battery life. They also take advantage of a simple communication interface, making the overall design easier and simpler to implement.
Fairchild Semiconductor International, Inc. Announces Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the First Quarter Ended March 29, 2015; Provides Earnings Guidance for the Second Quarter of 2015
Apr 16 15
Fairchild Semiconductor International Inc. announced unaudited consolidated earnings results for the first quarter ended March 29, 2015. The company reported first quarter net income of $1.1 million or $0.01 per diluted share compared to net losses of $42.7 million or $0.36 per diluted share in the prior quarter and $9.3 million or $0.07 per diluted share in the first quarter of 2014. Adjusted net income was $13.3 million or $0.11 per diluted share, compared to $11.9 million or $0.10 per diluted share in the prior quarter and $4.9 million or $0.04 per diluted share in the first quarter of 2014. Free cash flow was a negative $29 million due to normal year-end cash compensation expenses, compared to $5.1 million a year ago. Total revenue was $355.7 million compared to $344.1 million a year ago. Operating income was $6.2 million compared to loss of $7.1 million a year ago. Income before income taxes was $5.0 million compared to loss of $8.2 million a year ago. Net cash used in operating activities was $14.6 million compared to net cash provided by operating activities of $8.6 million a year ago. Capital expenditure was $14.4 million compared to $13.7 million a year ago.
The company expected sales to be in the range of $360 to $380 million for the second quarter. Adjusted gross margin to be 33.5 to 34.5% due primarily to higher factory loadings from the prior quarter and improved product mix. R&D and SG&A spending to be $97 to $99 million due primarily to the annual merit increase, higher variable compensation and temporarily higher legal spending in connection with upcoming patent trials. The adjusted tax rate is forecast at 12% plus or minus 3 percentage points for the quarter.
Fairchild Semiconductor International Inc., Annual General Meeting, May 20, 2015
Apr 8 15
Fairchild Semiconductor International Inc., Annual General Meeting, May 20, 2015., at 08:30 Pacific Standard Time. Location: Corporate Headquarters. Agenda: To consider election of Directors; to consider proposal to approve several amendments to the Fairchild Semiconductor 2007 stock plan, including an amendment increasing the number of shares available for issuance under the plan by 4,400,000 shares; to consider proposal to approve amendments to the Fairchild Semiconductor 2007 stock plan to align equity awards to nonemployee directors with current market standards; to consider proposal to approve an advisory resolution on executive compensation; to consider proposal to ratify independent public accounting firm for 2015; and to consider other business that may properly come before the meeting.
Fairchild Semiconductor International Inc. Presents at Robert W. Baird & Co. Inc. 2015 Growth Stock Conference, May-06-2015 09:10 AM
Apr 6 15
Fairchild Semiconductor International Inc. Presents at Robert W. Baird & Co. Inc. 2015 Growth Stock Conference, May-06-2015 09:10 AM. Venue: Four Seasons Hotel, Chicago, Illinois, United States. Speakers: Dan Janson, Vice President of Investor Relations, Mark S. Frey, Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President and Treasurer.