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re: Report: Fairchild Semi to cut jobs
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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re: Report: Fairchild Semi to cut jobs
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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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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@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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re: Report: Fairchild Semi to cut jobs
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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re: Report: Fairchild Semi to cut jobs
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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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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re: Report: Fairchild Semi to cut jobs
mbright   12/19/2010 10:27:03 PM
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ON Semiconductor has similar product portfolio to Fairchild. But they had expanded their Idaho fab, twice this year. On the other hand, ONNN had not been as hot as FCS. I guess it valids the claim that "the more you laid off, the more you stock goes up".

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MtnView101   12/18/2010 9:50:06 PM
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Clarification; The oldest "Merchant"( not captive ) Semiconductor manufacturing operation. I imagine there is still someone making semiconductors at Murray Hill.

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Dave.Dykstra   12/18/2010 11:07:40 PM
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More sad news from the industry. Hopefully they will actually be able to improve their long term viability and then be growing and hiring again.

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Charles.Wilson   12/21/2010 6:04:11 AM
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I amn sorry to say that: _ If company is loosing for few quater: get new CEO. _ Lack of good engineer/worker: do not lay them off because you can not find them again. _ Nalcy Pelocy should save hi-tech jobs (cut 1200 workers NASA jobs in Florida) instead of saving teacher jobs. _ Govement should help these companies in need instead of throw money aways to the world (good for nothing). Thank you

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elctrnx_lyf   12/21/2010 12:00:16 PM
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Sounds really bad when you hear about the lay offs. But I wish all the people who lose their jobs in this process should able to find a new job since Intel is also investing in the new fab in USA. The semiconductor business is definitely on upswing and the manufacturing industry is certainly looking for many professionals.



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