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Fairchild Camera and Instrument Co

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Fairchild Camera and Instrument Corporation of USA

of Potters Bar

1944 US company Fairchild Aviation changed its name to Fairchild Camera and Instrument Co

1978 Announced JV with GEC to build micro-electronics in Britain[1] - GEC-Fairchild

c.1979 Schlumberger acquired the company.

1980 Fairchild pulled out of its proposed JV with GEC to build a semiconductor manufacturing plant in Cheshire.[2]

1982 Part of Schlumberger

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times Saturday, June 17, 1978
  2. The Times Saturday, July 5, 1980