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Mori3Tree
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re: Renesas still struggling with restructuring plan
Mori3Tree   6/21/2012 5:28:17 PM
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Agree that the management should be changed! In fact there had been changes for so many times, from M to H...and this time round N?!!! This is not the point! These companies had long been in the RED before the merger, so what made these internal management so great to lead the company? The merger is a good chance for the company to revamp, but after so many years, what it did was just rotating management team, which had been accumulating since 2 mergers. Operators, engineers, old employees had left...but management team is still as hugh, making decision much tougher. Will the No 1 MCU - Renesas be another Nokia? loosing market share without knowing ... ?! Will Renesas bring in a good western CEO, just like Nissan case? Can Renesas break the traditional Japan culture, so to lead in the global scene? or will there be another Olympus scene, whereby the CEO cannot gel well with the boards? or perhaps northing but another merger, will happen again.

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re: Renesas still struggling with restructuring plan
WW Thinker   5/26/2012 1:50:13 AM
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Fujitsu Microelectronics was strong in networking and communications, NEC Electronics (now Renesas) was strong in consumer electronics, Mitsubishi was arguably strong in mobile communications. Panasonic had a lot of innovation in audio and visual technologies. Mobile products does not encompass all of these.

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re: Renesas still struggling with restructuring plan
WW Thinker   5/26/2012 1:45:52 AM
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Renesas needs to cut at least 20~25%, and many of its unprofitable or non-competitive products in order to remain competitive. In fact, many of the senior management originated from Hitachi Semiconductor (e.g. CEO) should first be let go. After all, these group of managers were large in charge of Renesas Technology then and Renesas Electronics now. They didn't do much to put the 'house' in order. Instead, they let the 'house' rotten to what it is right now. Should they be held accountable? To those hard working Japanese employees who were laid off over the years, the answer is probably 'yes'.

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re: Renesas still struggling with restructuring plan
junko.yoshida   5/25/2012 12:26:49 AM
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Indeed. A new twist we now see in this reported proposal for the mega-merger is that Renesas' determination to keep its profitable MCU business to itself. I do, however, question what 'system LSI' these three -- Renesas, Panasonic and Fujitsu Semi -- are planning to develop. After all, much of the SoC business related to mobile products now belongs to Renesas Mobile.

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re: Renesas still struggling with restructuring plan
mcgrathdylan   5/24/2012 9:59:34 PM
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Making "drastic cuts" will be painful for Renesas considering the company made pretty deep cuts following the NEC merger (6,000 people, I believe) and the fact that the company went through so much last year in the wake of the earthquake and tsunami. But it sounds as though the mega-merger could still be in the works...



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