NEW YORK (AP) — Chip maker Fairchild Semiconductor International Inc. said Monday it opened a design center in Pune, India, which will develop new transistors for uses that include power supplies and automative applications.
Employees at the center will work on new metaloxidesemiconductor field-effect transistors, or MOSFETs, and insulated-gate bipolar transistors, or IGBTs. Fairchild said the workers will have experience in design, and particularly designs that use low-voltage power.
The company said the Pune area is home to several research institutions and colleges that focus on engineering.
Fairchild stock rose 11 cents in after market electronic trading, to $12.30 per share, from a closing price of $12.19.