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Sal Akram joined Fairchild in 2013 as the vice president of technology. Under Akram, Fairchild is pushing technology boundaries by developing low-loss switching devices for voltage levels ranging from 12V to 1700V, including FETs and IGBT as well as SiC-based devices. Akram’s organization also develops semiconductor process technology for analog mixed signal ICs, focusing on best-in-class for performance and emphasizing time to market.

Previously, Akram worked at Philips as the senior director of technology, and also served as director of technology with Maxim Integrated Products.

Akram received his MBA from Boise State University and his Ph.D in electrical engineering at Renesselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Fairchild (NASDAQ: FCS) has a rich history as a pioneer in the semiconductor industry and that pioneering spirit endures today in our vision for making the world a cleaner and smarter place. We specialize in the development and manufacturing of a complete portfolio of low- to high-power solutions and deliver an amazing design experience to the engineers and system architects who build systems for the mobile, industrial, cloud, automotive, lighting, and computing industries. Our foundation is our guiding principles, which recognizes the inseparability of engaged employees and delighted customers, and encourages our employees to simplify, challenge, explore, play, excel, respect, go fast, and be direct. If you use a smart phone, drive a car, own a modern appliance, live and work in comfortable connected buildings, or enjoy film animation, you have experienced Fairchild’s Power to Amaze.

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