Fairchild appoints industry veteran president, COO
9/11/2012 1:29 PM EDT
Fairchild Semiconductor named former Maxim Integrated Products executive Vijay Ullal president and chief operating officer, charging him with responsibility for all operating activities including product lines, sales and marketing, technology development, manufacturing and supply chain management.
“Vijay brings to Fairchild a unique set of skills in technology development, product line and operations management plus a track record of success in driving growth through product leadership. I am confident that Vijay’s leadership will accelerate Fairchild’s progress.” said Mark Thompson, Fairchild’s chairman and CEO, in a statement.
Ullal has 30 years of experience in the semiconductor industry, including engineering and operations leadership positions at Intel Corp., Saratoga Semiconductor and, most recently, Maxim.
During his 22 years at Maxim, Ullal helped to build the business into to one of the most successful analog semiconductor companies in the industry. Ullal spent the last five years as president of Maxim's Consumer Solutions Division, driving strong sales growth in their mobile, consumer and automotive businesses.
In its latest quarterly report for period ended July 1, Fairchild stated it would capitalize on the growth potential in mobile wireless technologies and the transition to more efficient applications in the industrial, appliance, automotive and solar end markets.