Renesas Electronics America Announces Changes in President of U.S. Operations

Current President of Intersil Corporation, Necip Sayiner to Become President of Renesas Electronics America from July 2017

02 Mar 2017

SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 2, 2017 — Renesas Electronics America Inc. today announced that Mr. Hiroto Nitta has been appointed as Senior Vice President of Renesas Electronics Corporation and President of Renesas Electronics America effective April 1, 2017. Mr. Nitta replaces Mr. Ali Sebt, a 25-year Renesas veteran who will resign to pursue a career opportunity outside of Renesas. Mr. Nitta, will serve as President of Renesas Electronics America through June 30, 2017, at which point Dr. Necip Sayiner, Executive Vice President of Renesas Electronics Corporation and President, Chief Executive Officer, and Director of Intersil Corporation (“Intersil”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Renesas, will assume leadership. Dr. Sayiner will also continue to lead Intersil as President, Chief Executive Officer, and Director.

Following the successful completion of the acquisition of Intersil announced on February 24, 2017, Dr. Sayiner was appointed Executive Vice President of Renesas Electronics Corporation. Sayiner joined Intersil as President and CEO in 2013, leading a successful reformation of the company and returning the organization to revenue growth and profitability. Prior to Intersil, Dr. Sayiner served as President and CEO of Silicon Laboratories for 7 years, and was responsible for the diversification and expansion of the company’s portfolio and growth in broad-based businesses. Dr. Sayiner also held leadership positions at Agere Systems, including Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Enterprise and Networking Division. Dr. Sayiner holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and a B.S. in Physics from Bosphorus University in Turkey, an M.S. in Engineering from Southern Illinois University, and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.

Refer to the separate sheet for brief biography of Mr. Hiroto Nitta and Dr. Necip Sayiner.


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Renesas Electronics America Inc., a subsidiary of Renesas Electronics Corporation (TSE: 6723), delivers trusted embedded design innovation with complete semiconductor solutions that enable billions of connected, intelligent devices to enhance the way people work and live—securely and safely. The number one global supplier of microcontrollers, and a leader in Analog & Power and SoC products, Renesas provides the expertise, quality, and comprehensive solutions for a broad range of Automotive, Industrial, Home Electronics (HE), Office Automation (OA) and Information Communication Technology (ICT) applications to help shape a limitless future. Learn more at

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