Renesas Electronics Announces Appointment of Michael Hannawald as President of European Operations

Current head of Renesas’ Industrial & Communications Business Group to step up to new role in April 2016

27 Nov 2015

Düsseldorf, November 27, 2015 — Renesas Electronics Europe, a premier provider of advanced semiconductor solutions, today announced that it has appointed Michael Hannawald as President of Renesas Electronics Europe. Hannawald, currently Vice President of Renesas Electronics Europe’s Industrial and Communications Business Group, will assume his new role on 1 April 2016. Additionally to his European responsibility, Michael Hannawald will also take on the role as Senior Vice President in Renesas Electronics Corporation. He replaces Gerd Look, who will retire by the end of March 2016.


    Michael Hannawald has been Vice President of Renesas’ Industrial & Communications Business Group since 1 January 2014. Prior to this role, he rose through the ranks at NEC Electronics for more than 25 years, having joined the company in 1990, and served as Head of MCU Marketing Unit in the Automotive Business Group, before heading Renesas’ Industrial & Communications Business Group.

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Renesas 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. As the number one global supplier of microcontrollers, and a leader in A&P 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.

Renesas Electronics Corporation was established in 2010 and is headquartered in Japan.With over 800 hardware and software alliance partners worldwide, it has the industry’s largest local support network. Renesas Electronics’ European structure is comprised of three business units – the Automotive, the Broad-based and the Industrial Solution Business Unit.

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