Renesas Electronics America taps company veteran as president and CEO

January 13, 2012 — Renesas Electronics America Inc. named Ali Sebt, who has served 20 years at the company, as its new president and CEO. Sebt succeeds the retiring Daniel Mahoney.

Sebt joined Renesas Electronics America (formerly Hitachi Semiconductor America) in 1991 and was most recently its chief operating officer (COO). He has led business development, sales, marketing and engineering operations of Renesas’ microcontroller business in the Americas during his tenure with the company.

Sebt will keynote at the ConFab 2012, in Las Vegas June 3-6, discussing high-growth markets. Learn more about The ConFab.

As president and CEO, Sebt will focus on Renesas Electronics America’s leading microcontroller position and target emerging markets with secure, low-power signal-processing technology building blocks, including analog components, power management ICs and software. Opportunity markets include automotive, industrial, building and home automation, appliances, and healthcare sectors.

Renesas will pull on its legacy of "signal processing technologies that are secure, connected and use less power and fewer resources," Sebt said, "to drive the next embedded technology growth phase by enabling smarter societies."

Also read: Renesas sells fab to TELEFUNKEN Semiconductors for >$50M

Renesas Electronics America Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Renesas Electronics Corporation (TSE: 6723), provides microcontrollers and advanced semiconductor devices. In the Americas, Renesas Electronics America markets and sells industrial-type active-matrix LCD modules from NEC LCD Technologies, Ltd. 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. More information about the products offered by Renesas Electronics America can be found at

Also read: Renesas: Rebuilt and revitalized about Renesas Electronics America’s parent company Renesas Electronics Corporation.

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