Apr 22, 2013
Milpitas, Calif., April 22, 2013 — GLOBALFOUNDRIES today announced that the appointment of a new country manager for its sales office in Japan.
Shigeru (Gerry) Shimauchi joins the world’s second largest foundry from InvenSense, a US-based fabless company that specializes in motion-sensing devices for consumer electronics products. At InvenSense, he was the country manager responsible for driving sales revenue.
Reporting to Craig Luhrmann, Vice President of Japan and Korea Sales at GF, Shimauchi is responsible for the company’s sales and business development in Japan.
“We are pleased to have Gerry on board with us. His broad experience and depth of relationships within the Japanese semiconductor market will strengthen our accelerating foundry engagements with the Japanese integrated device manufacturers,” said Luhrmann. “Gerry will act as our local contact for sales activities and drive our goal in becoming the foundry partner of choice.”
Shimauchi brings 30 years of industry experience to the role in GF, including his last 10 years in leading sales for the Japan market
Gerry brings 30 years of industry experience to the role, including the last 10 years leading Japan sales, most recently for InvenSense, and previously with Cirrus Logic, Impinj, MoSys International and Nippon Sipex. He also held operational leadership roles with TSMC Japan, Burr-Brown, and Fujitsu where he started his career as a sales engineer. Shimauchi graduated from Yokohama National University in 1982.
GF is the world’s first full-service semiconductor foundry with a truly global footprint. Launched in March 2009, the company has quickly achieved scale as the second largest foundry in the world, providing a unique combination of advanced technology and manufacturing to more than 150 customers. With operations in Singapore, Germany and the United States, GF is the only foundry that offers the flexibility and security of manufacturing centers spanning three continents. The company’s three 300mm fabs and five 200mm fabs provide the full range of process technologies from mainstream to the leading edge. This global manufacturing footprint is supported by major facilities for research, development and design enablement located near hubs of semiconductor activity in the United States, Europe and Asia. GF is owned by the Advanced Technology Investment Company (ATIC). For more information, visit http://www.globalfoundries.com.