Tronics Microsystems SA, a MEMS manufacturer headquartered in Grenoble, France, has appointed Pascal Langlois as CEO. Langlois succeeds Peter Pfluger, who is retiring after leading the company for 10 years.
Tronics is a MEMS foundry that operates production sites in Grenoble, France and Dallas, Texas, delivering a broad range of MEMS devices from tested wafers to integrated packaged components. The company was ranked ninth among MEMS foundries in 2012 by market researcher Yole Developpement, with estimated annual sales of $19 million. (See: TSMC races up MEMS foundry ranking.)
Pascal Langlois, CEO of French MEMS contract manufacturer Tronics
Langlois is a veteran with more than 25 years experience in senior management at chip companies. Most recently, Langlois was chief sales and marketing officer at the now defunct ST-Ericsson NV, and prior to that was part of the founding management team that helped NXP BV spin off from Philips Electronics. Prior to that, Langlois served as a senior vice president of sales and marketing at Philips Semiconductors, and before that worked at VLSI Technology Inc. and National Semiconductor Corp.