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Renesas Technology

Renesas Electronics Corporation
ルネサス エレクトロニクス株式会社
Public (KK)
Traded as 6723
Industry Semiconductor
Predecessor(s) NEC Electronics Corporation, Renesas Technology Corporation
Founded November 1, 2002 (2002-11-01) (Started operation on April 1, 2010)
Headquarters Tokyo (registered head office: Kawasaki), Japan
Key people Hisao Sakuta (Representative Director, Chairman and CEO)
Tetsuya Tsurumaru (Representative Director, President and COO)[1]
Products Microcontrollers, Power MOSFETs, mixed-signal ICs, IGBT, Diodes, small signal transistors, display driver ICs, compound semiconductors, ASIC, ASSP
Employees 33,840 (Consolidated)[2]

Renesas Electronics Corporation (ルネサス エレクトロニクス株式会社 Runesasu Erekutoronikusu Kabushiki Gaishamixed-signal integrated circuits and system-on-a-chip semiconductors.


"Renesas" is an invented name and a contraction of Renaissance Semiconductor for Advanced Solutions.[5]


Renesas Electronics started operation in April 2010, through the integration of NEC Electronics Corporation and Renesas Technology Corporation. NEC Electronics was established in November 2002 by a spin-off of the semiconductor operations of NEC. Renesas Technology was established on April 1, 2003, as a joint venture of Hitachi, Ltd. (55%) and Mitsubishi Electric (45%).

In April 2009, Renesas Technology and NEC Electronics reached a basic agreement to merge by around April 2010.

On April 1, 2010 NEC Electronics and Renesas Technology merged forming Renesas Electronics which became the fourth largest semiconductor company according to iSuppli published data.

In 2011, Renesas Electronics was adversely affected by the Great East Japan earthquake[6] and flooding in Thailand, etc. Currently, the company is restructuring its business structure, including the sale and consolidation of its domestic plants, to turn around the company and compete better with aggressive overseas rivals to produce cheaper, smaller chips.[7][8]

In December 2012, INCJ, Japan’s government-backed fund, and the key manufacturing clients decided to invest in the company. Through the investment, Renesas Electronics will secure 150 billion yen as fresh capital by September 2013 and use it for realizing the Smart Society through investment in the microcontroller and Analog & Power semiconductor development, plant improvements, automotive and industrial semiconductor solutions and corporate acquisitions.

In June 2013, Renesas announced that it will close its subsidiary RenesasMobile.[9]


Renesas Electronics' products include:

Corporate affairs

The largest (top 4) stockholders and their ownership ratio of Renesas are as follows.[10]

Japan Trustee Services Bank, Ltd. 32.43%
6501) 30.62%
6503) 25.05%
6701) 3.01%

In early May 2012, NEC transferred part of its stake in Renesas to its employee pension trust. As a result, the NEC pension fund holds 32.4 percent of Renesas while NEC has 3.0 percent.[11]


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