Our intelligent power technologies enable energy efficient
solutions across all applications by providing improved power
factor, enhanced active-mode efficiency and reduced standbymode power consumptions. Our intelligent power
allow our customers to exceed range targets with lower weight
and reduce system cost through efficiency.
We push innovation to create intelligent power and sensing technologies that solve
the most challenging customer problems. Our employees are inspired each day to
increase stakeholder value through high-quality and high-value products and
Markets and Products
As a leading semiconductor manufacturer with over 80,000 different parts, including
advanced MOSFETs, Image Sensors, Silicon Carbide technology
(EliteSiC) and a global supply chain, onsemi
serves tens of thousands of customers across several markets, enabling them to power the
future with intelligent power and sensing technologies.
We have 8 solution engineering centers in 5 countries
Through both acquisition and robust internal development, onsemi has
positions in several markets and technologies that fuel its growth, including
automotive, industrial, and cloud power. In 2021, to better reflect its
broad technology portfolio, differentiated product lines, and market leadership, ON
Semiconductor rebranded itself as onsemi.
July 4, 1999
Spin-Off from Motorola
April 28, 2000
Initial Public Offering (IPO)
September 19, 2016
Fairchild Semiconductor Acquisition
Though there is a new look and feel, the company’s roots are foundational. In 1999, Motorola
spun off its standard products semiconductor business into an
independent company called ON Semiconductor. Motorola had been a pioneer in transistors,
especially for commercial applications. In fact, a Motorola transponder
relayed the first words from the moon to Earth in July 1969. Motorola also pioneered the
automotive electronics industry, from the first mobile radios in police cars in the 1940s to
automotive electric controls and semiconductors in the 1970s.
However, Motorola wasn’t the only industry pioneer to provide the foundation for the
modern-day onsemi. In 2016, onsemi acquired Fairchild Semiconductor to become a
top semiconductor manufacturer. Fairchild was founded in 1957 to build transistors out of
silicon rather than the more common germanium.
It also pioneered the planar process, making
transistors more easily, at a lower cost, and with higher performance and reliability. This
planar process led
Fairchild to develop the first commercially viable integrated circuit in 1960, which became
the foundation for many of the innovations we enjoy today.
Monolithic Integrated Circuit Patented
Industry’s first integrated circuit available as a monolithic
US Patent Office Issues Robert Noyce a Patent
April 25, 1961, Noyce Awarded Patent For "Integrated Circuit"
Fairchild and Motorola served as the foundation for the technology industry that we know
today. Almost every technology company currently in existence can trace
its roots back to one of these pioneers. However, not only does onsemi combine the
heritage of industry giants Motorola and Fairchild, but also Cherry
Semiconductor, AMI Semiconductor, SANYO Semiconductor, Aptina Imaging Corporation, SensL
Technologies and many others.
LSI Logic Design and Manufacturing Facility Gresham, Oregon
ADI Voltage Regulation and Thermal Management Group
California Micro Devices
Sound Design Technologies
Cypress Image Sensor Business Unit
Aptina Imaging Corporation
Truesense Imaging, INC.
IBM mmWAVE Advanced Sensor Design Center
GT Advanced Technologies
onsemi’s commitment to ethical, environmentally sustainable, and responsible business
practices is unmatched, but don’t just take our word for it. Here are only a
few of the latest awards that we have received for our efforts:
Most Sustainable Company
World Finance awarded onsemi its Most Sustainable Company in 2020 and 2021
in the semiconductor industry.