Renesas Electronics America Inc. reports that Hiroto Nitta has been appointed as senior vice president of Renesas Electronics Corporation and president of Renesas Electronics America, with effect from April 1, 2017.
Mr. Nitta replaces Ali Sebt, a 25-year Renesas veteran who has resigned to pursue a career opportunity outside Renesas. Hiroto 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, 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 organisation to revenue growth and profitability.
Prior to Intersil, Dr. Sayiner served as president and CEO of Silicon Laboratories for seven 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.
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