|Isao Matsumoto appointed as new President and CEO from ROHM Co., Ltd.|
|Willich-Münchheide, Germany, September 01, 2020 – The Board of Directors of ROHM has appointed Mr. Isao Matsumoto as the new President and Chief Executive Officer of ROHM Co, Ltd.
Isao Matsumoto has worked for ROHM since 1985. Most recently he was responsible for quality, safety and production as Director, Member of the Board and Managing Executive Officer. With his expertise across business segments, passion for innovation and his network with employees, customers and investors built up over many years, Mr. Matsumoto is the right leader to continue the company’s successful strategy and providing new impulses for further growth.
“In recent years, issues related to the environment, resources, and energy have taken on greater urgency, impacting not only various markets but society as a whole. At the same time, major changes are taking place in the automotive industry, including the evolution of AI and technological innovation for achieving autonomous driving”, explains Isao Matsumoto as the new President and CEO of ROHM Co, Ltd. “ROHM will accompany this transition with its unique technology and product portfolio. We are focusing in particular on the automotive and industrial equipment sectors along with overseas markets, while strengthening our development capabilities centered on power and analog – together with a manufacturing system to support it. In doing so, I will continue to foster a culture of innovation and team spirit. We will overcome future challenges as "One ROHM", as a unified ROHM Group working together with unwavering dedication.”
Isao Matsumoto graduated from department of metal engineering from Kyushu Institute of Technology.
ROHM Semiconductor is a global company of 3.326 billion US dollars per March 31st, 2020 with 22,191 employees. The company develops and manufactures a very large product range from the Ultra-Low Power Microcontroller, Power Management, Standard ICs, SiC Diodes, MOSFETs and Modules, Power Transistors and Diodes, LEDs to passives components such as Resistors, Tantalum Capacitors and LED display units, thermal Printheads. The production of our high performing products is taking place in state-of-the-art manufacturing plants in Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines and China.
LAPIS Semiconductor (former OKI Semiconductor), SiCrystal GmbH and Kionix are companies of the ROHM Semiconductor Group.
ROHM Semiconductor Europe has its Head Office near Dusseldorf serving the EMEA region (Europe, Middle East and Africa). For further information, please contact www.rohm.com/eu