SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 21, 2011 /CNW/ -- Fujitsu Semiconductor America, Inc. (FSA) today announced that Hiroyuki Hojo has been named president and chief executive officer effective April 1, 2011. He replaces Shinichi "James" Machida, who will return to Fujitsu Semiconductor Limited (FSL) in Japan as Corporate Vice President in June.
Hojo joined the Fujitsu organization in September 2000. Before being assigned to FSA, he was Corporate Senior Executive Vice President and member of the board of directors of FSL and FSA. From April 2009 through March 2010, Hojo was FML's Corporate Senior Vice President and, from March 2008 through April 2009, was FML's Corporate Vice President. In these positions, Hojo directed the management of the company's planning and sales divisions, developing and implementing corporate strategies to promote Fujitsu's semiconductor business. Hojo has also overseen marketing divisions.
"Mr. Hojo comes to FSA with a significant amount of senior level experience directing planning, sales and marketing divisions," said Shinichi "James" Machida. "As a member of the board of directors for both FSL and FSA, he has been instrumental in providing the strategic vision to make the Fujitsu Semiconductor group more successful. As I prepare to move on to other duties at FSL, I am confident that I leave FSA in very capable hands."
"I am pleased to assume this new post in the U.S.," said Hiroyuki Hojo. "I look forward to building on the recent success of the Fujitsu Semiconductor group. My mission at FSA will be to expand its business in the Americas and globally by working closely with customers to provide top-quality, sophisticated solutions and technologies to meet their most demanding requirements."
For information regarding the management changes at FSL, see the announcement dated March 31, 2011, regarding changes to the company's board (http://jp.fujitsu.com/group/fsl/en/release/20110331.html).
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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.
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