Design Con 2015
Breaking News
Comments
Newest First | Oldest First | Threaded View
krisi
User Rank
CEO
re: Renesas forecasts flood of red ink
krisi   8/9/2012 4:17:31 PM
NO RATINGS
I guess Japan is using this recipe to keep unemployment low...maybe this is not bad as it looks to keep some struggling high-tech industru alive...Kris

joshxdr
User Rank
Rookie
re: Renesas forecasts flood of red ink
joshxdr   8/4/2012 2:48:57 PM
NO RATINGS
I don't know the particulars of Renasas, but merging the semi companies of some of the old keiretsu was a matter of survival. Once labor costs started to rise in Japan, the vertically integrated electronics manufacturing business model didn't work any more. It is a huge cultural change from a captive parts supply group to an open market semi company. There are a lot of very smart people working at Renesas, but it is possible the cultural change was too big to overcome.

t.alex
User Rank
Rookie
re: Renesas forecasts flood of red ink
t.alex   8/4/2012 9:44:34 AM
NO RATINGS
Totally agree. What it needs most is strong leadership, with so many mergings.

WW Thinker
User Rank
Rookie
re: Renesas forecasts flood of red ink
WW Thinker   8/3/2012 4:56:31 PM
NO RATINGS
Kris, read my lips, Renesas is a joke from the start, and it will continue to be a joke. It is a company who sole existence is to keep the pre-existing employees as much and as long as possible. While many of its products are competitive on a worldwide basis, many are NOT and the management simply do not have the gut and the strong wills to change the tide!

t.alex
User Rank
Rookie
re: Renesas forecasts flood of red ink
t.alex   8/3/2012 2:52:37 PM
NO RATINGS
Renesas has akready been a big mess since inception from hitachi and Mitsubishi. It has so many products without much convergence.

krisi
User Rank
CEO
re: Renesas forecasts flood of red ink
krisi   8/3/2012 2:32:37 PM
NO RATINGS
Japan suffers but Korea prospers...and soon China will take over...not every country can be successful forever...Kris

weflynnJr
User Rank
Rookie
re: Renesas forecasts flood of red ink
weflynnJr   8/3/2012 12:31:29 PM
NO RATINGS
Losses are due to two things: Expenses too high and/or revenues too low. I know, thank you Captain Obvious. I think that on the revenue side, they are not making enough of an effort to get the "long tail" customers - the smaller organizations that use 100K chips a year or less. There are only so many whales in the ocean. Eventually you need to eat minnows. Also, their ecosystem needs work. A recent survey showed them at the bottom of the heap in this category.

joshxdr
User Rank
Rookie
re: Renesas forecasts flood of red ink
joshxdr   8/3/2012 11:06:31 AM
NO RATINGS
Japan used to have massive vertical integration, low costs, "salaryman" culture of unpaid overtime. Samsung enjoys these advantages now. This business model does not work when you have high costs and you need to be more nimble and innovative.

GREAT-Terry
User Rank
CEO
re: Renesas forecasts flood of red ink
GREAT-Terry   8/3/2012 5:27:23 AM
NO RATINGS
What a shame! Japanese once had many good and profitable IC companies but what is the situation now? What did they do wrongly? Renesas surely won't have future. Will anybody care to acquire them?

krisi
User Rank
CEO
re: Renesas forecasts flood of red ink
krisi   8/2/2012 8:05:27 PM
NO RATINGS
$1B+loss to restructure! whoow...is there any future left for Renesas? Kris



Flash Poll
Top Comments of the Week
Like Us on Facebook
EE Times on Twitter
EE Times Twitter Feed

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)
EE Life
Frankenstein's Fix, Teardowns, Sideshows, Design Contests, Reader Content & More
Max Maxfield

The 10 Commandments of Electronics
Max Maxfield
19 comments
My chum Rick Curl dropped into my office this morning. We had both decided that we desperately needed some face-to-face time to talk about the current Doctor Who (our feelings are mixed at ...

Martin Rowe

No 2014 Punkin Chunkin, What Will You Do?
Martin Rowe
Post a comment
American Thanksgiving is next week, and while some people watch (American) football all day, the real competition on TV has become Punkin Chunkin. But there will be no Punkin Chunkin on TV ...

Rich Quinnell

Making the Grade in Industrial Design
Rich Quinnell
13 comments
As every developer knows, there are the paper specifications for a product design, and then there are the real requirements. The paper specs are dry, bland, and rigidly numeric, making ...

Martin Rowe

Book Review: Controlling Radiated Emissions by Design
Martin Rowe
1 Comment
Controlling Radiated Emissions by Design, Third Edition, by Michel Mardiguian. Contributions by Donald L. Sweeney and Roger Swanberg. List price: $89.99 (e-book), $119 (hardcover).