ON Semiconductor expands R&D operations in Czech Republic, opens a design center focusing on energy efficient power solutions

May 21, 2012 // By Paul Buckley
ON Semiconductor has expanded the company's operations located in Roznov, Czech Republic, with the opening of a 4,000 square meter R&D facility which will focus on solutions for consumer, computing, wireless and LED lighting applications.

The center, located on the company’s Roznov campus, is focused on the development of energy efficient power solutions for use in televisions, notebook computers, battery chargers, white goods, and LED lighting and wireless applications.
 
Minimizing the impact on the environment was an important consideration during the design and construction of the new Roznov design center building, which houses 1,000 square meters of high tech laboratories.

“ON Semiconductor’s new Roznov Design center and all our talented teams in Roznov and Brno play a key role within the company’s global network,” said Keith Jackson, president and CEO of ON Semiconductor. “The Roznov design team is charged with developing innovative technologies and products to improve energy usage within the myriad of electronics manufactured by our global customers. As such, the products being designed in the Czech Republic are helping to reduce energy consumption and improve overall CO2 emissions.”
 
In recent years, ON Semiconductor has expanded its manufacturing capabilities and capacity at its Roznov fabs, built the new Roznov design center facility, and expanded its IT and new product design teams by more than 50 people.
 
“The ongoing cooperation and subsidy support we receive from the Czech government, Czechinvest and EU funds have been fundamental to our decision to continue to invest in and grow our operations in the Czech Republic,” said Keith Jackson, president and CEO fo ON Semiconductor. “The government subsidies ON Semiconductor receives assist in the advanced training of our local teams and have enabled us to bring on some of the equipment necessary for the expansion of our research, design, laboratory and manufacturing operations here. We look forward to continuing to build upon our successful working partnerships with government leaders and our outstanding company teams in the Czech Republic.”
 
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