Fairchild Buys I-Cube

Fairchild Semiconductor completes purchase of I-Cube, Inc.; provides patented switch technology critical to multiple end markets

April 3, 2002

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SOUTH PORTLAND, Me. -- Fairchild Semiconductor International (NYSE: FCS), the leading global supplier of high performance products for multiple end markets, today announced the acquisition of I-Cube, Inc., a leading designer of cross-point switches critical to Internet infrastructure, data communications, telecommunications, broadcast video, test equipment and digital signal processing. "I-Cube's technology will add a further dimension to Fairchild's Interface portfolio, providing the 'switch' in opportunities for Switch Fabric Interconnect (SFI). Their patented architecture allows I-Cube switches to serve multiple end applications, consistent with Fairchild's multi-market strategy of providing high performance building block products," said Kirk Pond, president, CEO and chairman of the board of Fairchild Semiconductor. "Fairchild will build upon the initial portfolio of high-density, general purpose cross-point switches to bring cost-effective, high value SFI building blocks to electronic applications." I-Cube is a leading developer of advanced integrated circuits for digital switching applications. The Digital Crosspoint Switch (DCS) ICs are high-density, high-bandwidth, flexible switches which allow designers to consistently achieve high performance. This is critical in telecom products such as optical network (SONET/SDH) equipment, wide area network, multi-service switching systems, new generations of integrated access devices and SFI backplane solutions. I-Cube's products will add to Fairchild's product offering for use in test equipment, broadcast video servers, or other high-performance switching systems. Fairchild Semiconductor International I-Cube Inc.

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