Renesas Electronics America Commences Operations as a Wholly Owned Subsidiary of the Newly Established Renesas Electronics Corporation

01 Apr 2010

SANTA CLARA , Calif., April 1, 2010-Today, Renesas Electronics America Inc. announced it has commenced business operations as a wholly owned subsidiary of the newly established Renesas Electronics Corporation (as of April 1, 2010), the world’s number one supplier of microcontrollers 1. Renesas Electronics America Inc. was formed through the integration of NEC Electronics America, Inc. and Renesas Technology America, Inc. and is a premiere supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions including microcontrollers, system-on-chip (SoC) solutions, and a broad range of analog and power devices as well as LCD modules for the Americas market.

 

A primary aim of Renesas Electronics America is to ensure that customers have easy, rapid access to the complete system solutions they need—semiconductors, hardware/software tools, application assistance, manufacturing—so they can quickly address market opportunities. Backed by a large team of technology experts conveniently located; an extensive network of sales representatives and distributors; and local manufacturing in Roseville, California, the company delivers high levels of design service and support to its customers. In addition, Renesas Electronics America is the sales and marketing channel in the Americas for industrial-type active-matrix LCD modules from NEC LCD Technologies, Ltd.

 

Executive Management Team

Heading up the newly established Renesas Electronics America is a strong leadership team made up of talented executives from the integrated companies:

Renesas Electronics America
Executive Title
Name Formerly
Chairman Yuichi Kawakami President and CEO
NEC Electronics America, Inc.
President and CEO Daniel Mahoney President and CEO
Renesas Technology America, Inc.
Vice President, Manufacturing Gabe Kim NEC Electronics America, Inc.
Executive Office Kyoichi Matarai NEC Electronics America, Inc.
Vice President, Consumer and Industrial Business Unit Ali Sebt Renesas Technology America, Inc.
Vice President, Computing and Communications Business Unit Jim Hettema NEC Electronics America, Inc.
Vice President, Automotive Business Unit Jim Trent NEC Electronics America, Inc.
Vice President, Display Business Unit Dr. Shigehiko Satoh NEC Electronics America, Inc.
President, Renesas Electronics Canada Kevin Simmonds Renesas Technology Canada Ltd.
Vice President, Operations and Planning Koji Takeda Renesas Technology America, Inc.
Vice President, Human Resources and Administration Sharon Maiden NEC Electronics America, Inc.
Vice President and General Counsel Harry Turner Renesas Technology America, Inc.
Vice President, Finance David Weigand NEC Electronics America, Inc.
Vice President, Information Technology Viren Patel Renesas Technology America, Inc.
General Manager, Advanced Process Development Makoto Sekine NEC Electronics America, Inc.

About Renesas Electronics America Inc.

Renesas Electronics America Inc., headquartered in Santa Clara, California, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Renesas Electronics Corporation (TSE: 6723), the world's number one supplier of microcontrollers and a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions including microcontrollers, SoC solutions, and a broad range of analog and power devices. In the Americas, Renesas Electronics America markets and sells industrial-type active-matrix LCD modules from NEC LCD Technologies, Ltd., a global leader in innovative display technologies. More information about the products offered by Renesas Electronics America can be found at www.renesas.com.

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(1) Gartner 2009 Worldwide Semiconductor Market Share Database; March, 2010 results.


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