Eindhoven, The Netherlands -- August 18, 2008 - NXP Semiconductors, the independent semiconductor company founded by Philips, today announced that Pascal Langlois, Senior Vice President, Global Sales, will transfer to the newly created wireless joint venture, ST-NXP Wireless, with effect from 1 September.
Pascal will be appointed Corporate Vice President Sales and Marketing of ST-NXP Wireless, bringing to the new company a strong track record in sales management.
‘While I regret the loss of Pascal's experience for NXP, I would like to congratulate Pascal on this appointment and wish him every success in the JV. We are proud that three senior executives from NXP will have key roles driving the success of ST-NXP Wireless. Pascal will work alongside Marc Cetto and Abhijit Bhattacharya who were both announced already,’ commented NXP Chief Executive Officer Frans van Houten.
Pascal joined NXP in 1999 following the acquisition of VLSI. In 2006 he was appointed SVP Global Sales following a successful period responsible for channel management and global sales for the Multimarket Semiconductor Business Unit.
Alexander Everke, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Multimarket Semiconductors Business Unit will assume responsibility, alongside his current role, for the global sales function at NXP on an interim basis.
NXP is a top 10 semiconductor company founded by Philips more than 50 years ago. Headquartered in Europe, the company has 37,000 employees working in more than 20 countries and posted sales of EUR 5 billion in 2006. NXP creates semiconductors, system solutions and software that deliver better sensory experiences in mobile phones, personal media players, TVs, set-top boxes, identification applications, cars and a wide range of other electronic devices. News from NXP is located at www.nxp.com.