Santa Clara, CA--July 14, 1998--NEC Electronics Inc. (Santa Clara) announced the appointment of Mr. Hirokazu Hashimoto as its new president and CEO. In addition, former President and CEO Shigeki Matsue has been promoted tochairman of NEC Electronics Inc. and appointed to the Board of Directors ofNEC Corporation. Mr. Hashimoto will report to Mr. Matsue.
Mr. Hashimoto will be responsible for all of NEC Electronics' North Americansemiconductor operations. Responsibilities will include engineering, R&D,marketing, sales, and support at the corporate headquarters in Santa Clara,the fabrication plant in Roseville, California, and the regional salesand ASIC support centers throughout the U.S. and Canada. NEC Electronics isone of the largest electronics companies in the United States, according toDataquest.
Mr. Hashimoto, 55, brings more than 32 years of experience to his positionat NEC Electronics Inc. Most recently, Mr. Hashimoto was vice president ofNEC Corporation's semiconductor group, where he was responsible forsupervising the solutions engineering and sales engineering divisions, theoverseas semiconductor business, and ASIC and special product lines,including the PowerVR 3D graphics accelerators. Previously Mr. Hashimotospent 10 years at NEC Electronics where he was vice president, withresponsibility for engineering, as well as ASIC and micro products. As aresult of his aggressive management style, NEC Corporation has remained thelargest ASIC supplier in the world1 since 1993. Mr. Hashimoto holds abachelor of science degree in engineering from the National Chiba University.
Mr. Matsue, 58, brings more than 30 years of engineering and marketingexperience to his position as chairman, having joined NEC Corporation in1964 as an engineer in the Computer R&D Laboratory in Tokyo. Prior to histwo-year tenure as president and CEO for NEC Electronics Inc., Mr. Matsueheld the position of executive vice president of operations for NECElectronics Inc., overseeing all sales, marketing, and administrationfunctions within the company. Prior to joining NEC Electronics, Mr. Matsuewas vice president of the worldwide Large-Scale Integration (LSI) OperationsUnit for NEC Corporation. He holds a master's degree in computer sciencefrom Keio University.
NEC Electronics Inc.
Santa Clara, CA
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