TOKYO -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Renesas Electronics Corporation (TSE: 6723), a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, today announced that it has appointed Tsuneo Takahashi as Executive Vice President and Chief Sales Marketing Officer (CSMO) as well as Chief of the Global Sales and Marketing Division. Takahashi will assume his new roles on November 1, 2013.
To make the responsibility for sales and marketing strategies on a global basis explicit, Renesas will rename the Sales and Marketing Division to the Global Sales and Marketing Division as of November 1. In his new role, Takahashi will take the leadership in coordinating the global sales divisions and, at the same time as grasping the needs of the customers worldwide, will aim at improving the value Renesas provides and work towards maximizing sales, profits, and joint development projects with customers.
Takahashi has extensive experience spanning over 30 years in business and management in the electronics industry. After working as a research and development engineer at Daini Seikosha Co., Ltd. (currently Seiko Instruments, Inc.) and at Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd. for computer graphics and workstation, he joined Intel K.K. (Japan) of Intel Corp. in 1989 and was appointed Director and General Manager of the Communications and Embedded Department in 2002. In 2004 when Motorola’s semiconductor sector was spun off as Freescale Semiconductor, he was appointed both Vice President of Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. and President at Freescale Semiconductor Japan Ltd. In 2006, he was promoted to Senior Vice President at Freescale Semiconductor Inc. in recognition of significant contribution to the company. Since January 2010, Takahashi served for more than seven companies including TPG Capital as Senior Advisor and Audyssey Laboratories, Inc. as Advisor.
As of October 1, 2013, Takahashi serves as Vice President of Renesas Electronics Corporation.
“Renesas has the power to capture the world's leading share of microcontrollers. I am looking forward to contributing to the further development and growth of Renesas business with its global customers in targeted fields and applications by taking full advantage of Renesas' strength and experience in microcontrollers,” said Takahashi. “The key solutions and applications that Renesas supplies are a close match to the needs of the global market and I am confident that Renesas will be able to contribute to global social progress as a major player in its field.”
Refer to the separate sheet for brief biography of Mr. Tsuneo Takahashi.
About Renesas Electronics Corporation
Renesas Electronics Corporation (TSE: 6723), the world’s number one supplier of microcontrollers, is a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions including microcontrollers, SoC solutions and a broad range of analog and power devices. Business operations began as Renesas Electronics in April 2010 through the integration of NEC Electronics Corporation (TSE:6723) and Renesas Technology Corp., with operations spanning research, development, design and manufacturing for a wide range of applications. Headquartered in Japan, Renesas Electronics has subsidiaries in 20 countries worldwide. More information can be found at www.renesas.com.
Brief Biography of Tsuneo Takahashi
Date of Birth February 27, 1959
1983.4 Seiko Instrument CAD/WS system development department
1988.8 Fuji Xerox System technology LAB
1989.9 Regional application engineer, Intel K.K. (Japan) of Intel Corp.
2002.2 Board of Director and General Manager of Communication and Embedded Department, Intel K.K. (Japan) of Intel Corp
2004.2 Motorola company, Metrowerks Corp, Vice President and President of Metrowerks K.K.
2004.6 Vice President of Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. and President of Freescale Semiconductor Japan, Ltd.
2006.3 Senior Vice President of Freescale Semiconductor Inc. and President of Freescale Semiconductor Japan, Ltd.
2010.1 Senior Advisor to TPG capital and Advisor to Audyssey Laboratories, Inc.
2013.10 Vice President, Renesas Electronics (to present)