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Fairchild Semiconductor Honored as a 'Best Company' and 'Energy Management Team' by PEZA GTZ.

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Fairchild Semiconductor (NYSE: FCS), a leading global supplier of high performance products that enable energy-efficiency, was recently awarded a 'Best Company' and the 'Best Energy Management Team' at the 'Pursuit of Excellence in Energy Management' Conference in Cebu.

Fairchild Cebu was recognized for outstanding achievements in energy management and its energy team was recognized for their outstanding contribution to the company's energy-conservation achievements. The judges also praised Fairchild for its well-established and integrated energy-conservation processes, its regular monitoring processes, and its target settings based on specific time periods.

Earlier this year, Fairchild implemented a global Energy and Environmental Design Team to identify energy-conservation projects at its major manufacturing sites worldwide. This team, comprised of individuals from Fairchild locations around the world, meets on a regular basis to share best practices and suggestions on fostering corporate responsibility, reducing operating costs through energy conservation and reducing the impact on the climate.

The Cebu team, which is part of the company's global Energy and Environmental Design Team, highlighted nearly 30 energy efficiency projects that were completed between July 2006 and September 2008. These projects alone resulted in reducing the company's energy usage by more than 1,000 kilowatts. Some of the projects included installing variable-speed motors in pumps and fans, installing timers and replacing inefficient equipment with energy-efficient systems. The Fairchild Cebu facility has already reached its 2008 target to reduce energy use by 1.7 million kilowatt hours.

Fairchild Semiconductor has been actively involved in energy conservation since 1997. Some company accomplishments include:

* Reduced internet technology/server power consumption by 43 percent.

* Reduced water usage by over 53 million gallons.

* Using wind energy as an alternate power source.

* Reduced energy consumption by over 40 percent in one location.

* Installed variable-speed motors, turned off equipment when not in use, installed timers on lights, utilized on-demand heating and cooling, modified temperature sensors, installed skylights and switched to CFL/LFL light bulbs.

* Recycled nearly 40,000 tons of non-hazardous material from 2000 through 2007.

The "Pursuit of Excellence in Energy Management" conference was designed to highlight the challenges companies are facing in dealing with increasing energy prices. This is the first Energy Management Conference for economic zones and was jointly organized by Mactan Export Processing Zone Chamber of Exporters and Manufacturers (MEPZCEM), Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) and German Technical Cooperation (GTZ) through the Eco-Industrial Development (EID) project, in partnership with Department of Energy (DOE), Philippine Efficient Lighting Market Transformation Project (PELMATP), Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and Aboitiz Land Inc. (Aboland).

About Fairchild Semiconductor:

Fairchild Semiconductor (NYSE: FCS) is a global leader delivering energy-efficient power analog and power discrete solutions. Fairchild is The Power Franchise[R], providing leading-edge silicon and packaging technologies, manufacturing strength and system expertise for consumer, communications, industrial, portable, computing and automotive systems. An application-driven, solution-based semiconductor supplier, Fairchild provides online design tools and design centers worldwide as part of its comprehensive Global Power Resource(SM). Please contact us on the web at
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