Dusseldorf, January 9, 2013 – Renesas Electronics Europe, a premier provider of advanced semiconductor solutions, today announced that it has appointed Michael Hannawald to the position of General Manager of the Industrial & Communications Business Group (ICBG) with immediate effect. Hannawald was previously Senior Director of the ICBG at Renesas Electronics Europe. He moves into the position vacated by Holger Zielke, who will be retiring.
Hannawald started his career in 1987 as a development engineer at Philips after graduating in engineering from the Düsseldorf University of Applied Sciences. In 1990 he joined NEC Electronics as a Product Marketing Engineer for ASICs, subsequently moving up through the ranks to hold various project and marketing management positions. He then spent ten years in the Automotive Business Group, where his last position was as Head of the MCU Marketing Unit. Hannawald joined Renesas Electronics Europe when the company merged in 2010 with NEC Electronics, maintaining his position as Head of the MCU Marketing Unit in the Automotive Business Group. In October 2013, Hannawald moved over to the Industrial & Communications Business Group as Senior Director.
“Michael Hannawald has a wealth of experience on both the technical and marketing levels,” said Gerd Look, President of Renesas Electronics Europe. “This is important in the ICBG business unit, which is a key driver of Renesas’ strategic orientation in Europe. I’m confident that Michael will continue to be instrumental in helping us achieve the goals we have set for it.”
“Covering a wide range of industrial applications, our ICBG business unit is recognised for its pioneering work in providing reliable solutions that help manufacturers develop robust and power-efficient products,” states Michael Hannawald. “I’m looking forward to continuing this work, while expanding the ICBG’s strength and market position.”
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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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