|Traded as||TYO: 6723|
|Predecessor||NEC Electronics Corporation, Renesas Technology Corporation|
|Founded||November 1, 2002
(Started operation on April 1, 2010)
|Bunsei Kure (Representative Director, President and CEO)
Tetsuya Tsurumaru (Representative Director and Chairman)
|Products||Microcontrollers, Power MOSFETs, mixed-signal ICs, IGBT, Diodes, small signal transistors, display driver ICs, compound semiconductors, ASIC, ASSP|
Number of employees
Renesas Electronics Corporation (ルネサス エレクトロニクス株式会社 Runesasu Erekutoronikusu Kabushiki Gaisha) TYO: 6723 is a Japanese semiconductor manufacturer headquartered in Tokyo. It has manufacturing, design and sales operations in around 20 countries. It was the world's largest auto semiconductor maker in 2014, and the world's largest maker of microcontrollers. It also makes mixed-signal integrated circuits and system on a chip semiconductors.
"Renesas" is an invented name and a contraction of Renaissance Semiconductor for Advanced Solutions.
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 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami and flooding in Thailand. In 2012, the company decided to restructure its business, including the sale and consolidation of its Japanese domestic plants, to get profitable. In December 2012, INCJ, Japan’s government-backed fund, and several key clients decided to invest in the company. Through the investment, Renesas aimed to secure 150 billion yen as fresh capital by September 2013 and use it for realizing the Smart Society[clarification needed] through investment in the microcontroller and Analog & Power semiconductor development, plant improvements, automotive and industrial semiconductor solutions and corporate acquisitions.
With the allotment of third-party shares to Innovation Network Corporation of Japan and 8 other companies in September 2013, Innovation Network Corporation of Japan (INCJ) became the largest shareholder. 
In the fiscal year ending March 2014, Renesas records its first net profit ever since it operated as Renesas Electronics Corporation in 2010. 
To achieve a profit-generating corporate structure, Renesas announced its new business direction and issued its corporate presentation titled "Reforming Renesas” in October 2013. 
Renesas presented its Mid-Term Growth Strategy in November, 2016.
In February 2017, Renesas completed the acquisition of Intersil Corporation.
In April 2017, Renesas unveiled in a self-driving demo car at a global developer conference that it will start delivering a new line of products for self-driving cars in December 2017 as it takes on global giants such as Intel Corp. The new technology acts as an onboard nerve center, coordinating and controlling vehicle functions.
Renesas Electronics' products include:
- System LSIs
- Discrete devices (diodes, Power MOSFETs, thyristors and triacs, transistors)
- Memory ICs (SRAM)
- System on a chip R-Car
The largest stockholders and their ownership ratio of Renesas are as follows.
|Innovation Network Corporation of Japan||69.15%|
|Japan Trustee Services Bank, Ltd.||8.11%|
|Hitachi, Ltd. (TYO: 6501)||7.66%|
|Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TYO: 6503)||6.26%|
|Toyota Motor Corporation (TYO: 7203)||2.49%|
|Nissan Motor Co., Ltd (TYO: 7201)||1.49%|
At the end of September 2013, Renesas issued new shares through third-party allotment resulting in Innovation Network Corporation of Japan becoming the new largest shareholder and non-parental controlling shareholder.
In early May 2012, NEC transferred part of its stake in Renesas to its employee pension trust. As a result, the NEC pension fund held 32.4 percent of Renesas while NEC had 3.0 percent.
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