Renesas Electronics

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Renesas Electronics Corporation

legal form Kabushiki-gaisha ( joint stock company )
ISIN JP3164720009
founding April 1, 2010
Seat Kōtō , Tokyo , JapanJapanJapan 
  • Hidetoshi Shibata (President and CEO )
  • Tetsuya Tsurumaru (Chairman)
Number of employees 19,546
sales 757.4 billion yen
Branch semiconductor

Renesas Electronics KK ( Japanese ル ネ サ ス エ レ ク ト ロ ニ ク ス 株式会社 , Runesasu Erekutoronikusu Kabushiki-gaisha , English Renesas Electronics Corporation ) is a global Japanese semiconductor company.


Headquarters of Renesas Electronics Europe GmbH in Düsseldorf

The name stands for Renesas Ren aissanc e S emiconductor for A dvanced S olutions.

The parent company is headquartered in Toyosu, Kōtō , Tokyo and is also present in Europe through subsidiaries with numerous branches, e.g. B. through the German agency Renesas Electronics Europe GmbH with headquarters in Düsseldorf and branches in Dornach and Filderstadt as well as Renesas Electronics Europe Ltd. based in Bourne End / England.

Renesas' popular microcontrollers include Renesas H8 , M16C , SuperH and Renesas RL78 .


Renesas Electronics is the amalgamation of the spun off semiconductor divisions of Hitachi , Mitsubishi Electric and NEC . In 2003, Hitachi and Mitsubishi initially merged their semiconductor areas into the new Renesas Technology. The merger with NEC Electronics, which was spun off from NEC in 2002, was completed in April 2010 under the new name Renesas Electronics.

The state-dominated PPP company Innovation Network Corporation of Japan (INCJ) holds 69.15% of the shares in Renesas Electronics; however, the original companies or their pension funds are still among the main shareholders.

In September 2016 Renesas announced the acquisition of Intersil for 3.2 billion US dollars known. The aim is to focus more on the automotive sector with the increasing trend towards self-driving cars .

Two years later, Renesas announced its intention to acquire IDT for $ 6.7 billion. The takeover was completed on March 30, 2019.

Individual evidence

  1. ^ A b Renesas: Company profile. December 31, 2018, accessed July 10, 2019 .
  2. ^ A b Renesas: Executive Team. July 1, 2019, accessed on July 10, 2019 .
  3. ^ Renesas: Renesas Electronics Reports Full Year 2018 Financial Results. December 31, 2018, accessed July 10, 2019 .
  4. Heise online: "NEC Electronics and Renesas should merge" (April 27, 2009).
  5. ^ Renesas: Renesas Electronics Corporation Commences Operations. April 1, 2010, accessed May 28, 2017 .
  6. ^ Renesas: Communication on the 13th Annual General Meeting. June 3, 2015, accessed May 28, 2017 .
  7. Pavel Alpeyev, Takashi Amano: Renesas Bets on Smarter Cars With $ 3 Billion Intersil Purchase. Bloomberg LP , September 13, 2016, accessed September 14, 2016 .
  8. IDT-Integrated Device Company: Press release of March 30, 2019. Retrieved on May 28, 2019 .

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