Fairchild, a leading global supplier of high performance power semiconductor solutions, today announced that it has appointed Gaurang Shah to the position of Senior Vice President of the newly formed Power Systems Group. Mr. Shah will be located at the company’s San Jose headquarters. In his role, Mr. Shah will be responsible for leading the development of systems solutions for the mobile solutions and power conversion markets, that create unique competitive advantage for Fairchild’s global customers. Mr. Shah's team also will enhance IP development for Fairchild in these two critically important market segments. "I am confident that Gaurang will add a new dimension and energy to our executive management team," said Vijay Ullal, Fairchild's president and chief operating officer. "He brings a stellar career in growing profitable businesses to Fairchild; the unique combination of strategic insight, relentless drive and employee empathy will be of tremendous benefit to his team and our company." Mr. Shah brings more than 10 years of experience in business and organizational leadership, as well as a deep understanding and appreciation of technology to Fairchild. Most recently, he was vice president and general manager at Texas Instruments where he ran a variety of businesses including battery management, audio, imaging and high voltage products. Prior to Texas Instruments, Mr. Shah worked as a business manager and product designer at Maxim Integrated Products. He also has a technical background in IC design, gained during his previous roles at Cypress Semiconductor and Sun Microsystems. Mr. Shah graduated from Cornell University with a Master of Science and from Michigan Tech University where he obtained a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering. Of joining Fairchild, Shah said "I am excited to have this opportunity to join Fairchild and lead the newly formed Power Systems Group. Fairchild has built strong customer relationships in the mobile solutions and power conversion marketplace. I look forward to continuing Fairchild’s work by enabling our customers with innovative systems solutions that help them truly delight their customers."