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Renesas Electronics Announces Absorption-Type Merger (Simplified/Short-Form Merger) with Consolidated Subsidiary

TOKYO, Japan, May 12, 2017—Renesas Electronics Corporation (TSE: 6723, “Renesas Electronics”), a premier provider of advanced semiconductor solutions, today announced that, following the approval of Renesas Electronics' Board of Directors on May 12, 2017, it will consolidate its subsidiary Renesas System Design, Co., Ltd. (“Renesas System Design”) through an absorption-type merger (“Merger”).


Certain disclosure items and details have been omitted due to the Merger being an absorption-type merger of a wholly-owned subsidiary.


1. Purpose of Merger

In October 2013, Renesas embarked on structural reforms aimed at building a reliable corporate structure capable of generating sustainable profit a stable business foundation, In order to thrive in the global marketplace, on November 2, 2016 Renesas announced its “mid-term growth strategy” and is currently working to expand and strengthen its business portfolio for accelerated growth. One element of the strategy was the decision to acquire Intersil Corporation (“Intersil”), which is engaged in the development, manufacturing, sale, and service of analog semiconductor devices. As of February 24, 2017, Renesas completed the acquisition of Intersil.


Following these changes, in the press release titled, “Renesas Electronics Announces Organizational Reforms for Accelerated Growth” dated March 3, 2017, Renesas announced that it will be changing its current business structure, including Intersil Group businesses, which is classified by functions, such as sales & marketing, business units and design and development, into a revitalized structure with clear roles and responsibilities. The new business structure will consist of three business units starting July 1, 2017: the "Automotive Solution Business Unit" (Note 1), the "Industrial Solution Business Unit" (Note 2) and the "Broad-Based Solution Business Unit".


With a strong emphasis on technology and device development that are the key to providing solutions, which are the source of Renesas’ profit, Renesas decided to consolidate Renesas System Design which is responsible for the design and development of semiconductor devices through an absorption-type merger and to integrate its functions into each of the three business units. By enabling rapid and consistent decision-making from sales and marketing through to design and development within each business unit, Renesas aims to strengthen the solution ownership within the respective business units and accelerate growth.


  • (Note 1) The 1st Solution Business Unit will be renamed to Automotive Solution Business Unit as of July 1, 2017.
  • (Note 2) The 2nd Solution Business Unit will be renamed to Industrial Solution Business Unit as of July 1, 2017.
  • (Note 3) Renesas Electronics and Renesas System Design implemented a change of the fiscal term in which the fiscal year-end changed from March 31 to December 31 starting from the fiscal year 2016. The fiscal year ended December 31, 2016, in which the transition to the new accounting period took place comprises the financial results for the nine months from April 1, 2016, to December 31, 2016.

2. Summary of Merger

(1) Schedule of Merger

Approval of Board of Directors regarding the MergerMay 12, 2017
Conclusion of absorption-type merger agreementMay 12, 2017
Date of Merger (effective date)July 1, 2017 (planned)
  • (Note) Renesas Electronics will follow the procedure for a simple absorption-type merger and Renesas System Design will follow the procedure for a short-from merger as stipulated under Article 796, §2 and Article 784, §1 of the Japan Corporation Law, respectively both of which do not require approval of the merger agreement by a general meeting of shareholders.

(2) Method of Merger

The Merger will be conducted through an absorption-type merger method in which Renesas Electronics will be the surviving company and Renesas System Design will be dissolved as the absorbed company.


(3) Distribution of Assets

Since Renesas System Design is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Renesas Electronics, there will be no issuance of stocks or other provision of compensation in connection with the Merger


(4) Share subscription rights and bonds with share subscription rights

No share subscription rights or bonds with share subscription rights are issued.


3. Overview of parties to the Merger (as of December 31, 2016)

(1) Company NameRenesas Electronics Corporation (surviving company)
(2) Address3-2-24, Toyosu, Koto-ku, Tokyo
(3) RepresentativeTetsuya Tsurumaru, Representative Director, Chairman
Bunsei Kure, Representative Director, President & CEO
(4) Major OperationsResearch, development, design, manufacture, sale, and servicing of semiconductor products
(5) Capital10.0 billion yen
(6) EstablishedNovember 1, 2002
(7) Shares Issued1,667,124,490 (including 2,581 treasury stocks)
(8) Fiscal TermDecember 31
(9) Major Stockholders and Ownership Ratios
  • Innovation Network Corporation of Japan: 69.15%
  • Japan Trustee Services Bank, Ltd. (Re-trust of Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank, Limited / NEC Corporation pension and severance payments Trust Account): 8.11%
  • Hitachi, Ltd.: 7.66%
  • Mitsubishi Electric Corporation: 6.26%
(10) Consolidated Net Assets422,393 million yen
(11) Consolidated Total Assets823,054 million yen
(12) Consolidated Net Assets per Share252.03 yen
(13) Consolidated Net Sales471,031 million yen
(14) Consolidated Operating Income54,711 million yen
(15) Consolidated Ordinary Income49,986 million yen
(16) Net Income Attributable to Shareholders of Parent Company44,119 million yen
(17) Net Income per Share26.46 yen
(1) Company NameRenesas System Design, Co., Ltd. (absorbed company)
(2) Address5-20-1, Jyosuihoncho, Kodaira-shi, Tokyo
(3) RepresentativeTatsuya Nishihara, President
(4) Major OperationsDesign of semiconductor devices and integrated circuits, and development, design, production and sale of electronics devices and application products, etc.
(5) Capital0.1 billion yen
(6) EstablishedApril 1, 2001
(7) Shares Issued6,000
(8) Fiscal TermDecember 31
(9) Major Stockholders and Ownership RatiosRenesas Electronics Corporation: 100%
(10) Net Assets4,317 million yen
(11) Total Assets20,312 million yen
(12) Net Assets per Share719,479.67 yen
(13) Net Sales34,208 million yen
(14) Operating Income496 million yen
(15) Ordinary Income483 million yen
(16) Net Income Attributable to Shareholders of Parent Company536 million yen
(17) Net Income per Share89,293.57 yen

4. Situation Following the Merger

There will be no changes to the company name, business activities, headquarters address, representative, capital, and end of fiscal year of Renesas Electronics as a result of the merger.


5. Future Outlook

Since the Merger involves Renesas Electronics and Renesas Electronics’ consolidated wholly-owned subsidiary, no major impact is anticipated on Renesas Electronics' consolidated financial results.

About Renesas Electronics Corporation

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 renesas.com.

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