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STMicroelectronics COO steps down after 27 years of service

27 October 2010 | By Emma Hughes | Going Places

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STMicroelectronics, ALAIN DUTHEILDidier Lamouche has joined STMicroelectronics as the new chief operating officer, replacing Alain Dutheil who has held the position since 2005. Dutheil will now retire from the company after 27 years of service.

Lamouche has been a member of the supervisory board of STMicroelectronics since April 2006; however he will now step down on October 26, 2010 in view of his appointment as COO. From 2004 until mid-2010, Lamouche served as chairman and chief executive officer of Groupe Bull, a global IT company.

"I would like to welcome Didier to the Company; his world-class experience and knowledge will make a significant contribution to ST's ability to reach new heights in the semiconductor industry," said Carlo Bozotti, president and chief executive officer, STMicroelectronics.

"Over the transition period, Alain will be able to pass on his vast experience and deep understanding of ST to Didier, thus ensuring the smooth handover of such a key management role.

"I would like to thank Alain, very deeply, for his long and outstanding service at ST and particularly for his role as COO, in which position he has been invaluable to me personally over the past few years," continued Bozotti.

Lamouche is a graduate of Ecole Centrale de Lyon and holds a PhD in semiconductor technology. He has more than 20 years experience in the semiconductor industry, holding various senior operational and general management positions.

Didier Lamouche was also named 'Chevalier of the Legion of Honor' by the French Government in April 2010, in recognition of his contribution to the digital electronics industry in France.

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