Update: Synopsys Expands DesignWare IP Portfolio with Acquisition of Kilopass Technology (Jan. 10, 2018)
Yamazaki-san’s Wide-Ranging High-Tech Experience and Industry Contacts To Grow Company’s Global Footprint and Diversified Business
Santa Clara, Calif., March 26, 2013 – Kilopass Technology Inc. (www.kilopass.com), a leading provider of semiconductor logic non-volatile memory (NVM) intellectual property (IP), announced today the appointment of Tatsuya Yamazaki as Vice President of Business Development Asia-Pacific to accelerate international expansion. Yamazaki-san brings to his new post 30 years of semiconductor and electronics industry experience at major international powerhouses Fujitsu and Samsung. He started his career at Fujitsu in process technology and device physics and eventually became the VP & GM of Worldwide ASIC and Foundry business. At Samsung, he was a VP for Marketing focusing in the Japan region. He has started at Kilopass and will be located in Japan.
“I am thrilled to have attracted such a world-class business and operational talent as Yamazaki-san,” said Charlie Cheng, president and CEO of Kilopass Technology Inc. “He brings several valuable assets to the company: his strategic relationship building expertise especially in Japan, where Kilopass already has several major partners and customers, his insights into Samsung’s management approaches and success; and finally his extensive global experience and contacts in the other regions critical to our growth: Taiwan, Israel, China, and the United States.”
Tatsuya Yamazaki began his career as a process control and device physics engineer with Fujitsu, Ltd. Fujitsu recognized that his engineering prowess was matched equally by his organizational and management expertise and selected him as General Manager of Foundry Marketing. From there, he was appointed Director of FRAM Development, and eventually General Manager of the Foundry and ASIC Marketing Division, Electronic Devices Business Group. He left Fujitsu in 2009 to become Vice President of Marketing for Samsung Electronics.
“I am excited to help drive Kilopass growth internationally,” said Yamazaki-san. “At a time when few semiconductor companies are willing to experiment, Kilopass breaks new grounds on several dimensions, not just in business and product strategy, but even in its view of globalization. I look forward to being part of the growth team and helping Kilopass achieve its ambitious plan.”
Kilopass Technology Inc., a leading supplier of embedded NVM intellectual property, leverages standard logic CMOS processes to deliver one-time programmable (OTP) and many-time programmable (MTP) memory. With 58 patents granted or pending and more than 800,000 wafers shipped from a dozen foundries and Integrated Device Manufacturers (IDMs), Kilopass has more than 150 customers in applications ranging from storage of firmware and security codes to calibration data and other application-critical information. The company is headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif. For more information, visit www.kilopass.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.