Farewell to Intersil

November 1, 2017 | 02:10
Purveyor of many a fine chip...
Purveyor of many a fine chip...
It’s time to celebrate an anniversary and also a parting of the ways… back in 1957, Jean Hoerni, one of the now famous ‘traitorous eight’ employees of Shockley Semiconductor Laboratory left the company to setup Fairchild Semiconductor and during his time was responsible for the development of the planar process. He went on in 1967 to create the successful Intersil Inc. Intersil was then taken over by Renesas two years ago and they  have now decided to drop the Intersil name altogether and operate under the name of Renesas Electronics America.
 
Renesas said, "The goal of this change is to go beyond a Japan-centric business and create a truly global enterprise as “One Global Renesas”, a company that operates as a global enterprise and not bound by any one region."

Renesas further explained that: "In January 2018 Intersil Corporation will execute an absorption-type merger with Renesas Electronics America Inc., a U.S. sales subsidiary of Renesas and Intersil Communications LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Intersil Corporation, with Intersil Corporation as the surviving company. Intersil Corporation will then change its company name to Renesas Electronics America Inc."
 
So in January we will finally bid farewell to the Intersil name.
 
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