NXP announced the appointment of Sankara
Narayan as vice president and country manager for NXP in India.
In this role, Narayan will be responsible
for managing and growing NXP’s India operations. Additionally, he will also
focus on engaging with local industry and academia to develop customized
applications to cater to the Indian market.
Narayan started his career with Philips
Research in The Netherlands and has 26 years of rich industry experience. He
joined Philips Semiconductors (which in 2006 became NXP Semiconductors) in 1993
to handle global technology development and coordination.
In this role, he was also responsible for
establishing European governmental and university relations for joint
technology development of CMOS/BiCMOS processes. In the last ten years, he has
been in charge for global quality and sustainability management for NXP.
“We are very pleased to have Narayan join
NXP India team. His wealth of knowledge and his team of R&D professionals
will greatly benefit NXP in the region and will help us continue to bring High
Performance Mixed Signal (HPMS) technology products to the benefit of emerging
markets in the region,” said Rene Penning de Vries, chief technology officer at
“India as a market presents tremendous
opportunities for us across sectors. Moving forward, we envision our R&D
centre to take over complete ownership of end-to-end product development,” said
Sankara Narayan, vice president and country manager, NXP India.
Outgoing India head of NXP, Neeraj
Paliwal’s is moving to NXP Hamburg to take on new responsibility as the VP
Engineering, Business Unit Identification at NXP Semiconductors. In his new
role, Neeraj will manage BU Identification global R&D teams located in
Germany, Austria, France, Belgium, Netherlands, and India.
By Telecomlead.com Team