Friday, April 20, 2012

Fujitsu gets new president and CEO of Fujitsu Semiconductor Wireless Products

TEMPE, USA: Fujitsu Semiconductor Wireless Products Inc. (FSWP) announced that Satoru Yamaguchi has been named president and chief executive officer effective April 2, 2012. He replaces the retiring Yutaka Suzuki.

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 Ltd the next year. In 2010, he was named president and CEO of Fujitsu VLSI Ltd. The following year, he was appointed corporate vice president of Fujitsu Semiconductor. In addition to his new role leading Fujitsu Semiconductor Wireless Products, Yamaguchi will serve as president and CEO of Fujitsu Semiconductor America Inc.

"Yamaguchi brings to Fujitsu Semiconductor Wireless Products the benefit of his technical expertise and strategic vision," said Yutaka Suzuki. "His engineering background makes him an excellent choice to lead the group of talented developers here in Tempe. I am confident that FSWP and its customers will benefit from Mr. Yamaguchi's executive guidance."

"I am pleased to assume the leadership role at Fujitsu Semiconductor Wireless Products," said Satoru Yamaguchi. "Digital RF technology is an important part of the Fujitsu semiconductor product portfolio, and the design team in Tempe is excellent. The future will increasingly be interconnected, where everything from automobiles to household devices will be networked. Our vision is to provide global customers with secure connectivity solutions by combining our advanced digital RF technology with the other industry-leading technologies and capabilities of the Fujitsu Semiconductor group."

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