SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 12, 2012 /CNW/ - Fujitsu Semiconductor America, Inc. (FSA) today announced that Satoru Yamaguchi has been named president and chief executive officer effective April 2, 2012. He replaces Hiroyuki Hojo, who will take on the role of executive advisor for Fujitsu Semiconductor Limited in Japan.
Yamaguchi joined Fujitsu in 1980. During the early part of his career as a design engineer, manager and director, he was intimately involved with the development of several leading-edge engineering projects at both Fujitsu Limited and Fujitsu VLSI Limited. In 2004, Yamaguchi became the vice general manager of the System Micro Division, and became the head of the Advanced Solutions Division of Fujitsu Limited the next year. In 2010, he was named president and CEO of Fujitsu VLSI Limited. The following year, he was appointed corporate vice president of Fujitsu Semiconductor Limited. In addition to his new role leading Fujitsu Semiconductor America, Yamaguchi will serve as president and CEO of Fujitsu Semiconductor Wireless Products, Inc.
"Mr. Yamaguchi comes to Fujitsu Semiconductor America with extensive senior-level engineering, marketing and management expertise, as well as experience working globally with partners and customers," said Hiroyuki Hojo. "As FSA continues to focus on offering total solutions tailored to our customers in North and South America, his technical and strategic guidance will be invaluable. I am pleased to leave FSA in his capable hands."
"I am happy to assume this new role at Fujitsu Semiconductor America," said Satoru Yamaguchi. "My mission at FSA will be to leverage the industry-leading technologies and capabilities of the Fujitsu Semiconductor group to nurture business in the Americas and globally. To best serve our customers, we need to combine our advanced semiconductor solutions with similarly advanced software tools and support. In other words, we need to go one step further and offer sophisticated, total solutions to our customers worldwide. As one of the foremost global technology companies, we are well-positioned to continue to do just that."
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Fujitsu Semiconductor America, Inc. (FSA) is a leading designer and developer of innovative semiconductor products and solutions for new generations of consumer, communications, automotive and industrial products. FSA provides a comprehensive portfolio of high-quality, reliable semiconductor products and services throughout North and South America. Founded in 1979 and headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, Fujitsu Semiconductor America (formerly Fujitsu Microelectronics America) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fujitsu Semiconductor Limited (FSL), Japan.
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