Renesas Electronics America Announces Changes in President of U.S. Operations

Current President of Intersil Corporation, Necip Sayiner, to Become President of Renesas Electronics America from July 2017

Mr. Hiroto Nitta, Senior Vice President of Renesas Electronics Corporation and President of Renesas Electronics America (Photo: Business Wire)

???pagination.previous??? ???pagination.next???

SANTA CLARA, Calif.--()--Renesas Electronics America Inc. today announced that Mr. Hiroto Nitta has been appointed as Senior Vice President of Renesas Electronics Corporation and President of Renesas Electronics America effective April 1, 2017. Mr. Nitta replaces Mr. Ali Sebt, a 25-year Renesas veteran who will resign to pursue a career opportunity outside of Renesas. Mr. Nitta will serve as President of Renesas Electronics America through June 30, 2017, at which point Dr. Necip Sayiner, Executive Vice President of Renesas Electronics Corporation and President, Chief Executive Officer, and Director of Intersil Corporation (“Intersil”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Renesas, will assume leadership. Dr. Sayiner will also continue to lead Intersil as President, Chief Executive Officer, and Director.

Following the successful completion of the acquisition of Intersil announced on February 24, 2017, Dr. Sayiner was appointed Executive Vice President of Renesas Electronics Corporation. Sayiner joined Intersil as President and CEO in 2013, leading a successful reformation of the company and returning the organization to revenue growth and profitability. Prior to Intersil, Dr. Sayiner served as President and CEO of Silicon Laboratories for 7 years, and was responsible for the diversification and expansion of the company’s portfolio and growth in broad-based businesses. Dr. Sayiner also held leadership positions at Agere Systems, including Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Enterprise and Networking Division. Dr. Sayiner holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and a B.S. in Physics from Bosphorus University in Turkey, an M.S. in Engineering from Southern Illinois University, and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.

About Renesas Electronics America

Renesas Electronics America Inc., a subsidiary of Renesas Electronics Corporation (TSE: 6723), 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. The number one global supplier of microcontrollers, and a leader in Analog & Power 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. Learn more at renesas.com.

(Remarks) Intersil is a registered trademark of Intersil Corporation. All other registered trademarks or trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Brief Biography of Hiroto Nitta and Necip Sayiner

Hiroto Nitta

   
Date of Birth December 24, 1960
 
Apr 1983 Joined Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
Apr 2007 Senior Manager, Overseas Marketing Department, Marketing & Production Planning Division, MCU Business Group, Renesas Technology Corporation
Apr 2009 Vice President, Marketing & Production Planning Division, MCU Business Group, Renesas Technology Corporation
Apr 2011 Vice President, MCU Marketing & Production Planning Division, Sales Management Unit, Renesas Electronics Corporation
Oct 2012 Vice President, Deputy General Manager, Sales Management Unit, Renesas Electronics Corporation
Apr 2014 Vice President, Deputy General Manager, Global Sales & Marketing Unit, Renesas Electronics Corporation
Jan 2017 Vice President, Deputy General Manager, Global Sales Unit, Renesas Electronics Corporation
Mar 2017 Vice President, Deputy General Manager, Global Sales Unit, Renesas Electronics Corporation and Deputy President of Renesas Electronics America Inc. (to present)
 

Necip Sayiner
Executive Vice President of Renesas Electronics Corporation
President, Chief Executive Officer, and Director of Intersil Corporation

Dr. Sayiner joined Intersil as President, CEO and Director on March 14, 2013. Prior to joining Intersil, from September 2005 to April 2012, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer, and Director of Silicon Laboratories, a fabless semiconductor company engaged in the design of analog-intensive, mixed-signal integrated circuits. Prior to joining Silicon Laboratories, Dr. Sayiner held various leadership positions at Agere Systems Inc., which included Executive Vice President and General Manager, Enterprise and Networking Division from August 2004 to September 2005; and Vice President and General Manager, Networking ICs Division from March 2002 to August 2004.

Dr. Sayiner holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and a B.S. in Physics from Bosphorus University in Turkey, an M.S. in Engineering from Southern Illinois University, and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.

Contacts

Porter Novelli on behalf of Renesas Electronics
Jessica Kerr, 408-738-7891
Jessica.kerr@porternovelli.com

Release Summary

Renesas Electronics America announces that Mr. Hiroto Nitta has been appointed as Senior Vice President of Renesas Electronics Corporation and President of Renesas Electronics America.

Contacts

Porter Novelli on behalf of Renesas Electronics
Jessica Kerr, 408-738-7891
Jessica.kerr@porternovelli.com