ON Semiconductor: Energy Efficient Innovations

Keith D. Jackson, President & CEO

Keith D. Jackson

President & CEO

En route to the sustainable future, the semiconductor industry shoulders the huge responsibility of discovering new ways to do more with less energy consumption. To put it in perspective, worldwide energy consumption was over 20 petawatt-hours (PWh) in 2015, of which around 50 percent was consumed by electric-motor driven systems that are controlled, managed and regulated by semiconductor devices; although semiconductor manufacturers over the years have endeavored to ensure that the end products use minimal amount of energy and are efficient.

Resetting this status quo by driving ‘energy efficient innovations’is ON Semiconductor (NASDAQ:ON )–a globally leading supplier of semiconductor-based solutions that help engineers solve their unique design challenges in automotive, communications, computing, consumer, industrial, medical and military/aerospace applications. Indeed, while continuing to transform into a highly diversified and broad-based supplier of power, analog, RF and sensor solutions, ON Semiconductor empowers its customers to reduce energy usage, not to mention the unprecedented support (increased technical headcount, applications expertise, and greatly enhanced support tools and kits) it provides for its customers & partners.

Industry Leading Solutions
“Customers are increasingly relying on us for key enabling technologies which are disrupting existing business models, and we are determined in never letting them down,” asserts Keith Jackson, President & CEO, ON Semiconductor. Spun off from Motorola in 1999 and travelled abreast of the time & trend ever since then, the company today stands tall as a top 10 global semiconductor supplier to the automotive industry providing comprehensive solutions for active safety, fuel economy and emissions control, power train and body electronics applications. ON Semiconductor is also the #1 supplier of image sensors with a portfolio of 4,000+ automotive grade products.

ON Semiconductor is a leading supplier of Industrial-grade solutions spanning all of these capabilities, offering a comprehensive connectivity portfolio, supporting multiple wired and wireless protocols

The highly futuristic IoT industry also calls for highly energy & cost efficient sensing, processing, controlling, and communication devices. ON Semiconductor is a leading supplier of Industrial-grade solutions spanning all of these capabilities, offering a comprehensive connectivity portfolio, supporting multiple wired and wireless protocols including the industry’s lowest power RF solutions ideal for IoT applications. It is the established market leader in security and surveillance as well.

Adhering to rigorous quality standards (ISO14001 & OSHAS18001 certified),ON
Semiconductor is rapidly building a market leading portfolio of energy efficient power discrete devices and modules, which includes a broad range of medium and high voltage MOSFETs, IGBTs, Rectifiers and Power Integrated Modules (PIMs), alongside the recently introduced silicon carbide power switching devices that deliver improved power density and efficiency. “We are the #2 supplier of Intelligent Power Modules (IPMs) for AC inverter motors in consumer white goods and offer a broad portfolio of BLDC and stepper motor driver ICs serving a variety of industrial motor control applications,” adjoins Keith.

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An Expanding Outreach
When it comes to outreach, ON Semiconductor operates a responsive, reliable, world-class supply chain and quality program, and a network of manufacturing facilities, sales offices and design centers in key markets throughout North America, Europe, and the Asia Pacific regions with 30,000+ employees. “Our highly diversified base of customers, products, and end-markets has insulated us from demand volatility from certain end-markets and geographies. Our robust free cash flow generation, strong margin performance and solid operating leverage demonstrate the strength of our operating model. We believe that our exposure to secular growth drivers and emerging applications will enable us to continue to outgrow the semiconductor industry,” concludes Keith. In fact, ON Semiconductor’s second quarter results align with Keith’s words.