Name / Legal form: Renesas Electronics Corporation
Headquarters: Tokyo, Japan
Claim: Renesas Electronics Europe delivers trusted embedded design innovation with complete semiconductor solutions that enable billions of connected, intelligent devices to enhance the way people work and live—securely and safely. A global leader in microcontrollers, analog, power, SoC products and integrated platforms, Renesas provides the expertise, quality, and comprehensive solutions for a broad range of automotive, industrial, home electronics, office automation and information communication technology applications to help shape a limitless future.
History: Renesas Electronics is the merger of Hitachi, Mitsubishi Electric and NEC's spun-off semiconductor businesses. Hitachi and Mitsubishi initially combined their semiconductor divisions in the new Renesas Technology in 2003. 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 Innovation Network Corporation of Japan (INCJ), a PPP dominated company, holds 69.15% of the shares in Renesas Electronics, but the parent companies and their pension funds are still major shareholders. In September 2016, Renesas announced the acquisition of Intersil for $3.2 billion.
Year of foundation: 2010
Division / Area: Microcontroller, Analo & Power, Memory
Line-Up: Microcontroller 8-, 16-, 32-Bit, RL78, V850, 78K0R, R8C, M16C, M32C, R32C, H8S, SH2A, SH4A, RX, RZ, Synergy™ Platform (S1, S3, S5, S7, ARM® Cortex®), Flash and CAN Devices, Tools, Compact-Emulators, RSK-Boards, Starter Kits, Low Power SRAMs, Power Safer SRAMs, High Speed SRAMs, A/D D/A-Converters, Magnetic Card Reader, ICs, PLL ICs, Reset ICs, Voltageregulators / Detectors, Motor-Control ICs, LCD-Controller, Battery Charger, EEPROMs, Optocouplers, Power MOSFETs, Automotive MOSFETs, Industrial Automation, Battery Management Systems (BMS), FPGA Power Solutions, Switching Regulators, Switching Controller & PWM Controller ICs, Analog/Digital Power Modules, Isolated Switch-Mode Power Supply, Low Dropout Regulator ICs, Data Converters, Interface Products, Switches, Multiplexers, Flight (ToF), Signal Processing IC, Audio Switches, Digital Audio, Video Decoders
Core competences: Microcontroller, Analog & Power
Typical applications: Automotive (combi-instruments, engine control units, navigation), industry 4.0 (sensors, engine controls, HMI), white goods (washing machines, dryers, dishwashers, air-conditioners), building services (smoke alarms, radiator thermostats, alarm systems), battery management systems (BMS), switching regulators, switching regulator and PWM controller ICs, analog/digital power modules, isolated switch-mode switch-mode switchgear