PHOENIX, Ariz. – Nov. 17, 2005 – As part of its continuing commitment to develop efficient power management components for use in consumer, computing and office electronics, ON Semiconductor (Nasdaq: ONNN) today announced plans to double both the staff and the square footage of its Power Conversion Integrated Circuit Development Center in Chandler, Arizona.
By the end of the year, the Chandler facility will be expanded to 16,000 square feet and up to 20 new power integrated circuit engineering positions will be added. Work at the Chandler center - one of 8 design centers ON Semiconductor operates worldwide - is focused on the research, design and testing of power-efficient integrated circuits and power supply solutions used in the conversion of both AC and DC power. The devices designed at the Arizona facility utilize unique and often proprietary technology to convert power from a wall outlet or battery to digital consumer or computer electronics with minimal energy loss.
“The expansion of the Chandler Development Center emphasizes ON Semiconductor’s commitment to providing electronics manufacturers with the power solutions necessary to create energy-efficient consumer electronics that ultimately help reduce household energy bills, conserve precious energy resources and reduce pollution.” said Andy Williams, vice president of ON Semiconductor’s Power Conversion Products Division. “Today, approximately 40 percent of all power paid for by a consumer or business is lost due to conversion steps within virtually every electronic device plugged into a wall. Our goal is to reduce this power-loss by one-half with proprietary integrated circuits developed at our Chandler Development Center.”
Power Efficiency Leader
ON Semiconductor’s proprietary power management devices have been implemented into a wide range of products, including computers, LCD monitors, printers, flat screen televisions, set top boxes and battery chargers for cell phones. Additionally, ON Semiconductor products support ENERGY STAR® qualified consumer products. Recently, the company introduced a unique dual-edge PWM controller that will facilitate the industry-wide development of DC-DC power supplies with highly efficient “active mode” performance for computing and consumer electronics applications. For three consecutive years, the China Energy Commission (CEC) has honored ON Semiconductor with its “Top 10 DC-DC” award for development of energy-saving DC-DC conversion components. Earlier this summer, ON Semiconductor unveiled its GreenPoint™ portfolio with the introduction of the industry’s first open ATX Power Supply Reference Design certified to meet 80 PLUS performance requirements. Additional GreenPoint™ introductions are planned.
About 80 PLUS
80 PLUS is an incentive program supported by several utilities that rebates computer manufacturers $5 to $10 for personal computer (PC) or PC-based server products sold and operating at 80 percent efficiency or better. According to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) statistics, an 80 PLUS certified computer will use 20 percent less electricity than today’s typical home computer.
“ON Semiconductor’s ATX power solution shows great initiative and clearly demonstrates it is possible to build an energy efficient power supply that is also a high performance one,” said Andrew Fanara, team leader of ENERGY STAR® Product Development at the U.S. EPA. “This design will drive power supply efficiency forward, paving the way for ENERGY STAR® specifications that do even more to protect the environment.”
About ON Semiconductor
With its global logistics network and strong portfolio of power semiconductor devices, ON Semiconductor (Nasdaq: ONNN) is a preferred supplier of power solutions to engineers, purchasing professionals, distributors and contract manufacturers in the computer, cell phone, portable devices, automotive and industrial markets. For more information, please visit ON Semiconductor’s website at xhttps://www.onsemi.com.
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