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mbright   12/15/2010 10:52:53 PM
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Fairchild's share price jumped like crazy in the past weeks. So it’s kinda weird to hear they cut on workforce. Is South Portland the only fab they have in U.S.?

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zeeglen   12/16/2010 12:07:10 AM
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Maybe the cut caused the share price to rise?

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MtnView101   12/16/2010 12:52:04 AM
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FSC South Portland is said to be the oldest continually operating Semiconductor Manufacturing operation in the USA; opened in 1962. More USA capabilities disappearing to never return. Ave atque vale !

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goafrit   12/16/2010 1:58:47 AM
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It was coming, they cannot compete in the market. It is long expected that this firm can go down.

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t.alex   12/16/2010 2:07:57 AM
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Perhaps they are shifting the production to somewhere else..

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mcgrathdylan   12/16/2010 6:21:30 AM
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@mbright- Fairchild also has a fab in Salt Lake City and one in Pennsylvania.

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Kinnar   12/16/2010 7:52:24 AM
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Fairchild Semiconductor has got many deep roots in the power devices and integrated circuits, this is not a good news for the electronic industry and also the employees of Fairchild Semiconductor.

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@Michael   12/16/2010 3:39:09 PM
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IBM Burlington has been in continuous operation since 1957 and is actively hiring for manufacturing positions.

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@Michael   12/16/2010 3:41:06 PM
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Clarification: IBM Burlington is in Vermont and is a part of IBM Systems and Technology Group's Microelectronics Division.

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agk   12/17/2010 12:02:38 PM
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Fairchild is also popular but the range of integrated circuits offered by them is comparably less.New innovative products are mostly based on IC's.So fair child also needs to look into expanding their range of IC's to pay off instead of lay off.

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