NXP and ST Microelectronics have announced that their new joint venture name will be ST-NXP Wireless.
Created from the mobile and wireless businesses of ST Microelectronics and NXP, which together generated $3bn USD in revenue in 2007, the new company will begin operations in a strong position to meet customer needs in 2G, 2.5G, 3G, multimedia, connectivity and all future wireless technologies.
It was also announced that the management team of ST-NXP Wireless will comprise experienced people from both parent companies.
Alain Dutheil, presently chief operating officer (COO) of ST Microelectronics, has been assigned to lead ST-NXP Wireless as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) focusing exclusively on the new joint venture.
The Executive Committee of ST-NXP Wireless, led by Alain Dutheil, will include the following persons:
- Abhijit Bhattacharya, currently Financial Controller, Multimarket Semiconductors Business Unit, NXP, who is nominated to take the position of Chief Financial Officer of the joint venture
- Tommi Uhari, current Executive Vice President and General Manager of Mobile, Multimedia & Communications Group, ST Microelectronics
- Marc Cetto, current Executive Vice President and General Manager of Mobile & Personal Business Unit, NXP
“The new name, ST-NXP Wireless, clearly illustrates the joining together of two complementary and formidable forces in the worldwide market to create a new global wireless powerhouse,” commented Alain Dutheil, designated CEO, ST-NXP Wireless.
“Our new company will be uniquely positioned to continue and extend customer relationships with the key players in the mobile and wireless industry, leveraging the passion and expertise of what is one of the best pools of talents in the industry.”
The joint-venture will combine key design, sales and marketing, and back-end manufacturing assets from both parent companies into a streamlined organisation that will rely on its parent companies and foundries for wafer fabrication services. ST-NXP Wireless will be headquartered in Switzerland. Aiming to close in Q3 2008, the deal is subject to regulatory approvals and labour council consultation.