ON Semiconductor Appoints Osamu Takiguchi to Lead the Japan Sales and Marketing Organization

3 Mar

ON Semiconductor, driving energy efficient innovations, announced that Osamu Takiguchi joins the company as president and representative director of ON Semiconductor Japan, Ltd. to lead and manage the sales and marketing operations in Japan. Takiguchi is also concurrently serving as the corporate vice president of Japan regional sales in order to expand its Japan business and align with corporate strategies in key markets.

“Takiguchi brings more than 30 years of semiconductor industry experience to our company in design engineering and sales. He is effective in engaging in the global marketplace and will further strengthen our footprint in Japan with our valued customers,” said Paul Rolls, executive vice president sales and marketing for ON Semiconductor. “Takiguchi will be integral to our strategy in Japan and will further drive total solutions in our focus markets of automotive and industrial.”

The company has invested in the Japan market and the investment in Japan has played an important role in driving the company’s global strategy focusing on automotive, industrial, IoT and power conversion and motor control segments. The investment includes design centers for product development, manufacturing facilities, a solution engineering center and fault analysis capability in Japan to establish a reliable environment for its Japanese customers base.

“I look forward to strengthening the partnerships with our customers by continuing to demonstrate our value-add in the Japanese market,” said Takiguchi. “We have a strong, broad product portfolio and are a unique company in the country offering full solutions to our customers. Our strong customer service and responsive supply chain stand out in our industry.”

ON Semiconductor – Japan

ON Semiconductor offers more than 64,000 products and leading-edge system solutions. The company’s focused end-markets within Japan include automotive, industrial, white goods and other consumer products. Driving expanded adoption of ON Semiconductor system solutions, custom ASIC capabilities, mixed-signal, analog and industry-leading standard products into all electronics end-markets is a key part of the company’s Japan customer support strategy.

The company has had operations based in Japan since 1999, when ON Semiconductor spun-off from Motorola Inc., and at that time took on manufacturing facilities within the country that dated back to the mid-1980s. Among the company’s Japan-based operations are sales offices and a Solutions Engineering Center (SEC) dedicated to supporting customers’ product development needs, two Design Centers located in Gunma and Gifu and both 5-inch and 6-inch wafer manufacturing facilities at its Niigata campus.