Yamaguchi to head Fujitsu Semiconductor America
April 12, 2012 by John Day
Fujitsu Semiconductor America, Inc. (FSA) announced that Satoru Yamaguchi has been named president and chief executive officer effective April 2, 2012. He replaces Hiroyuki Hojo, who will take on the role of executive advisor for Fujitsu Semiconductor Limited in Japan.
Yamaguchi joined Fujitsu in 1980. During the early part of his career as a design engineer, manager and director, he was intimately involved with the development of several leading-edge engineering projects at Fujitsu Limited and Fujitsu VLSI Limited. In 2004, Yamaguchi became the vice general manager of the System Micro Division, and a year later he became the head of the Advanced Solutions Division of Fujitsu Limited. In 2010, he was named president and CEO of Fujitsu VLSI Limited. The following year, he was appointed corporate vice president of Fujitsu Semiconductor Limited. In addition to his new role leading Fujitsu Semiconductor America, Yamaguchi will serve as president and CEO of Fujitsu Semiconductor Wireless Products, Inc.
“Mr. Yamaguchi comes to Fujitsu Semiconductor America with extensive senior-level engineering, marketing and management expertise, as well as experience working globally with partners and customers,” said Hiroyuki Hojo. “As FSA continues to focus on offering total solutions tailored to our customers in North and South America, his technical and strategic guidance will be invaluable. I am pleased to leave FSA in his capable hands.”