Nexperia announced that CEO Frans Scheper has decided to take early retirement and will step down as Nexperia CEO and Management Board Member, the company said.
At the same time, Xuezheng Zhang (Wing), currently Chairman of the Management Board of Nexperia, will assume the role of CEO.
Frans Scheper will continue to serve as an advisor to the Chairman for a period of time to help achieve a smooth transition and provide continuity. The Board of Nexperia wishes to express its profound gratitude and respect for the achievements of Frans Scheper as CEO of Nexperia (and previously in his role as General Manager of BU Standard Products at NXP Semiconductors). During his leadership the company became an independent world-class provider of its markets and achieved a record high turnover and profitability.
In December 2019, Wingtech completed the acquisition of 79.98% of Nexperia with 26.854 billion CNY – the largest semiconductor acquisition in China´s history and the first time for a Chinese company to acquire a world-leading semiconductor company.
Nexperia is the expert in high-volume production of discrete and MOSFET and GaN FET components and analog & logic ICs that meet the stringent standards set by the Automotive industry. With an absolute focus on efficiency, Nexperia consistently produces the essential semiconductors required by every electronic design in the world: more than 90 billion annually. Products that are benchmarks in efficiency – in process, size, power and performance – with industry-leading small packages that save valuable energy and space.
Wingtech is a global communications and semiconductor company with more than 9,000 R&D personnel and over 30,000 factory staff located globally. With an annual shipments of mobile phones, tablets, laptops, IoT, and automotive electronics exceeding 100 million units, and the annual shipment of semiconductor chips and components exceeding 100 billion pieces, Wingtech maintains in-depth cooperation with major global brands in mobile phone, PC, IoT, automotive and others.