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Renesas Names Sebt President & CEO

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Renesas Electronics America Inc. today named Ali Sebt president and chief executive officer. Sebt, a 20-year Renesas veteran, succeeds outgoing president and CEO Daniel Mahoney, who has retired from the company.

Sebt joined Renesas Electronics America (formerly Hitachi Semiconductor America) in 1991 and most recently served as the company’s chief operating officer. Previously, he oversaw the business development, sales, marketing and engineering operations of Renesas’ microcontroller business in the Americas.

In his new role, Sebt will continue to advance Renesas Electronics America’s industry leading microcontroller position* and lead the company in serving emerging markets through secure, low-power signal-processing technology building blocks, including analog components, power management ICs and software. Applications in these markets range from automotive and industrial to building and home automation, appliances and healthcare, and each increasingly is defined by a common requirement for system-level design expertise.

“Renesas has a 30-year legacy of developing signal processing technologies that are secure, connected and use less power and fewer resources,” Sebt said. “Combining that with our extensive end market experience, we will drive the next embedded technology growth phase by enabling smarter societies in which people interact with their electronics more efficiently, more conveniently, more safely and with greater intelligence and intuition. I look forward to leading our world-class organization to help our customers in the Americas seize these opportunities.”

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