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old account Frank Eory
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old account Frank Eory   12/11/2012 5:25:31 PM
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"foreign scapegoat" is a pretty good job description!

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junko.yoshida   12/11/2012 5:39:57 PM
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yeah, seriously, Frank, who would want to take this job?

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Mario.Rivas   12/11/2012 7:22:48 PM
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Well Junko, this job is heavy with inter-cultural challenges. Renesas has great technology and excellent position in MCUs. Big challenge = great opportunity.

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junko.yoshida   12/11/2012 7:53:13 PM
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Hi, Mario! How have you been? What was I thinking... we will definitely nominate you to run Renesas!!! I don't want to jinx it, but you have all the right qualities in your resume.

old account Frank Eory
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old account Frank Eory   12/11/2012 8:14:52 PM
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I second the nomination. Mario probably doesn't remember me, but our paths crossed back in the Motorola days. I agree Junko, Mario should put his hat in the ring for the Renesas challenge.

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WW Thinker   12/12/2012 8:55:28 AM
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Which Mario? The one who had stints at Philips Semi and AMD?

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Roger3   12/11/2012 9:18:40 PM
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Junko, I vote for Willem P. Roelandts.

junko.yoshida
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junko.yoshida   12/12/2012 3:32:44 AM
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Another good choice. Keep the names flowing!

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Thomas "Rick" Tewell   12/12/2012 8:16:21 PM
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I'm thinking Donald Trump. Honestly, a lot of sacred cows will need to go... Unfortunately, changing the company in the way it likely needs to be changed will require a top down demolition and rebuilding. Just my opinion...

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Chipdude23   12/11/2012 9:44:46 PM
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Junko, Interesting article. I think you may need to add one more zero. 138BYen is $1.67B...not $167M. Do we really think you can pick up a majority stake in a company the size of Renesas (~$8-9B in sales) for under $200M?

junko.yoshida
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junko.yoshida   12/12/2012 2:36:50 AM
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Oops. My bad. Fixed.

Think About It
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Think About It   12/11/2012 11:52:07 PM
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Junko check your conversion rates immediately!

sranje
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sranje   12/12/2012 3:01:35 PM
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Perhaps Bob Green, co-P of Renesas-Europe or Ulrich Schumacher, ex-CEO of Infineon...

ak-eleon
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ak-eleon   12/12/2012 4:40:57 PM
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How about Paul Otellini?

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help.fulguy   12/12/2012 5:09:01 PM
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I am surprised Rick didnt mention any of his buddies from ARM....warren the dope, simon the haggard, etc. etc.

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Tatsuo Kobayashi   12/13/2012 5:11:47 AM
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Junko, I will take a completely different stand here. Foreign CEO at Renesas is not going to happen. Government didn't allow KKR to take over the company, so there is no reason to even think that they will bring in a foreigner CEO. In addition, the government backed fund is very much aware of the risk of having a foreigner CEO. Olympus is the latest example. The British CEO completely exposed the toxic management and unethical business practices of Olympus. Considering that Renesas was not a public entity for so many years, only god knows what exactly is there in the pandora box. Government will simply not take the risk. Now coming to your theory of scapegoat, the most suitable candidate is Mr. Akao, the current president of Renesas. He will now be used to do the dirty work and he will be done away with when no longer required. Government has no business to be in business. When that happens, there would be a disaster in making. If owners of Renesas and government were really serious about turning around Renesas, they would have allowed KKR to come in. Atleast, KKR would have brought the right set of people and taken the required steps. Concerns of auto companies getting affected were merely a face wash. The government backed fund has no expertise of running a silicon company in today's competitive scenario, nor do they have a strong urge to turn around the company. Last time I predicted that they will not allow KKR deal to go through. My prediction came right. This time I am predicting that foreigner CEO is not happening. I hope I go wrong this time, but inside myself, I know that I will be right this time as well!

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Victor.Shadan   12/13/2012 4:42:10 PM
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Foreign will be for sure detrimental. Need a person with deep technical and market aware. Also great knowledge of each company's product and strength. Would a local person with open mind be available? Somebody with no or less Japanese old culture. Somebody with much exposure to Western "faster and not afraid decision making" thinking. Was Sony's Pres had Berkeley educ.

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Ukis   12/19/2012 10:07:13 PM
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Bryan Patmon would be a great candidate for this position.



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