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Shinichi Machida named as President and CEO of Fujitsu Microelectronics America

01 July 2008 | By Síle Mc Mahon | Going Places

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FujitsuFujitsu Microelectronics America, Inc. has announced the appointment of Shinichi "James" Machida as President and CEO, effective from June 23rd, 2008. Machida leaves his role as President of Fujitsu Microelectronics Asia Pte. Ltd. (FMAL) in Singapore, and Fujitsu Microelectronics Pacific Asia Ltd. (FMP) in Hong Kong, and replaces Kazuyuki Kawauchi, who takes up another role with Fujitsu Microelectronics Limited, Japan in September.


Machida has worked in various management positions at Fujitsu Microelectronics Limited in his career and has been President of FMAL and FMP since October 2006. He began his career with Fujitsu in 1984, joining Fujitsu Limited in the North American Sales Support Division in the Electronic Devices Group. In 1990, he worked with Fujitsu Microelectronics, Inc. (FMI) in FMA's Operations group, and also worked as a manager for special projects with FMA's strategic customers.

He then moved to Fujitsu Limited in 1995 to work in marketing and sales support for the Asia Pacific region and was promoted to Manager of marketing and sales support for Europe in 1997. Machida then took up the role of Marketing Director with responsibility for ASIC, networking and mobile products and was then promoted to the role of Director and deputy General Manager for global strategic marketing. Mr. Machida has a B.Sc. degree in economics from Keio University, Tokyo.

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By Síle Mc Mahon


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