SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- Oki Semiconductor Co. has divided its operations here into three independent operating divisions in an effort to better serve its expanding customer base in U.S. communications markets.
The three new divisions are optical components, silicon solutions, and research and development. Each will be headed by a division president and chief operating officer, who will report to Oki Semiconductor's new CEO, Toshiyuki Matsumoto.
"This puts in place a structure to enable our growing engineering, marketing, and sales staffs to better meet customers' needs for individual attention, shorter product cycles, advanced product design, and high product quality and reliability," he said.
The optical components division will be run by Bharat Gupte, who has worked for Oki Semiconductor for more than a decade. This division will focus on optical data communications products, including Oki's laser products and 10-gigabit-per-second gallium-arsenide (GaAs) integrated circuits and components.
The silicon solutions division, which will be headed by 26-year Oki veteran Shusaku Sumida, will target semiconductor products, including computer telephony devices, ASICs, system-on-a-chip platform, system large-scale integrated (LSI) circuits, and memory devices.
The research and development division will be headed by Yoshio Nishikawa, a 28-year veteran of Oki, and will be responsible for the design and development of high-speed communications ICs, the ASIC Design Center, CAD technology, and quality assurance.
Oki Semiconductor is a division of Oki America Inc., which is a subsidiary of Japan's Oki Electric Industry Co.