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The El-Ouazzane Leap: Intel to STMicroelectronics

Five months into the job, ST’s new chief of the microcontrollers and digital ICs group talks about what has surprised him the most.
The El-Ouazzane Leap: Intel to STMicroelectronics

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By Junko Yoshida

What’s at stake?
European semiconductor companies are traditionally run by executives who have spent the better part of their careers with a single company, breathing the same familiar air for decades. But Remi El-Ouazzane, president of STMicroelectronics’ microcontrollers and digital ICs group, is a relative newcomer to ST who acknowledges that his predecessor laid the cornerstone of its strategy for its success over the next five years. If that’s the case, then what is expected of the nontraditional El-Ouazzane, a transplant to Geneva from faraway Santa Clara?

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