November 30 2011: Dr Sankara Narayan is to be the new Vice President and Country Manager for NXP in India. In addition to managing and growing NXP's India operations, he is expected to focus on engaging with local industry and academia to develop customized applications to cater to the Indian market. Dr. 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.
Says Rene Penning de Vries, Chief Technology Officer at NXP: "We are very pleased to have Dr. 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
"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," says Dr. Sankara Narayan, Vice President and Country Manager, NXP India. "I'm truly excited to be a part of the NXP India team at this stage and look forward to taking India operations to scale newer heights."
Outgoing India head of NXP, Neeraj Paliwal 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.