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|Hitachi Appoints Atsuyoshi Koike President & CEO
of Its 300mm Wafer
Fabrication Company, Trecenti Technologies
Hitachi, Ltd. (Hitachi)(TSE:6501/NYSE:HIT) today announced the appointment
of Atsuyoshi Koike as the new president & CEO of Trecenti Technologies,
Inc. (Trecenti) a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi as of June 24,
Trecenti was established as a dedicated wafer fabrication company in March 2000. It started manufacturing operations in March 2001, and was the world's first company with 300-mm wafer plant in volume production. The company has realized quick turn around times by using single wafer processing* and world leading cost-performance with leading-edge technologies down to 0.13-micron. Trecenti aggressively operates a foundry business in response to customer's demands as well as manufacturing system LSIs, SRAMs and flash memories for Hitachi.
Mr. Koike has been involved for start-up of the world's first 300mm fab and volume production as general manager of Manufacturing Technology Division since its inception. As of the president, Mr. Koike will continue to advance Trecenti's business.
Toshio Nohara, the former president, stepped down as of 24 June and becomes Group Executive of Hitachi's Semiconductor & Integrated Circuits Group.
[Note]* A single wafer is processed in a process chamber at a time. It enables shorter cycle time and flexibility to production changes.
[Biography of Mr. Koike]
About Trecenti Technologies, Inc.
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|WRITTEN BY Corporate Communications Division