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
EE Life
Frankenstein's Fix, Teardowns, Sideshows, Design Contests, Reader Content & More
Max Maxfield

MSGEQ7-Based DIY Audio Spectrum Analyzer: Testing
Max Maxfield
13 comments
In my previous column on this topic, we discussed the step-by-step construction of the first pass at a MSGEQ7-based DIY audio spectrum analyzer for use in my BADASS Display project. Of ...

Karen Field

June 2014 Cartoon Caption Winner
Karen Field
13 comments
Congratulations to "Wnderer" for submitting the winning caption for our June cartoon, after much heated conversation by our judges, given the plethora of great entries.

Jeremy Cook

Inspection Rejection: Why More Is Less in a Vision System
Jeremy Cook
3 comments
Albert Einstein has been quoted as saying, "Everything should be as simple as possible, but not simpler." I would never claim to have his level of insight -- or such an awesome head of ...

Jeremy Cook

Machine Fixes That Made Me Go 'DUH!'
Jeremy Cook
21 comments
As you can see in my bio at the end of this article, I work as a manufacturing engineer. One of my favorite things that happens on a Friday late in the afternoon is to hear my phone ring ...

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)