Dusseldorf, Germany, July 17, 2012 — Renesas Electronics Europe, a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, today announced that it has been commended by Continental Automotive Group with the Supplier of the Year 2011 Award. The award ceremony took place on July 4th at Continental’s Supplier Day 2012 event in Berlin. The accolade for Renesas was in the application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) category. Continental has over 1000 suppliers around the world and selected 14 of its most important strategic partners for this year’s awards, underlining their outstanding service, product quality and supply chain performance.
The Supplier of the Year 2011 award for ASICs was presented to Renesas Electronics by Dr. Elmar Degenhart, Chairman of Continental’s Executive Board. In his speech to the 370 guests at the Supplier Day 2012, Dr. Degenhart emphasised the vital role that reliable and flexible suppliers play in Continental’s success. The award selection process is based on an analysis of each supplier’s services, grading them against criteria in several categories, including quality, technology, logistics, costs and purchasing conditions.
“The automotive sector, like other “smart” markets, is a major focus for our ASIC, MCU and Power business, so we’re very proud that Continental selected Renesas for the Supplier of the Year 2011 accolade,” said Günther Elsner, Sales Director Automotive, Renesas Electronics Europe. “Renesas’ ASICs are well suited to automotive applications. Based on long term competence and our dedication to automotive business, we are tailoring best in class solutions even for most demanding system requirements in Automotive solutions. With leading edge technology, provided in market leading supply quality, they enable companies like Continental to implement system cost savings while improving system reliability – a key advantage in the fiercely competitive automotive industry.”
About Renesas Electronics Europe
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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