London: ST-Ericsson, Europe’s semiconductor maker has said that its company appointed Didier Lamouche as its third chief executive who replaces its Chief Executive Gilles Delfassy from the start of December.
Lamouche joined the company earlier this year after five years as chief executive of French IT firm Bull. He has worked for years at IBM’s semiconductor business and headed Altis Semiconductor, a venture of IBM and Infineon.
Lamouche will replace Gilles Delfassy as CEO and president on Dec. 1, the company, a joint venture of STMicroelectronics NV and Ericsson AB, said in an e-mailed statement on Monday (today).
ST-Ericsson, a key supplier to Nokia’s Symbian platform, has been hit hard by the Finnish vendor losing out to Apple and Google on the smartphone market and earlier this year deciding to swap Symbian for Microsoft software.
The venture has not been able to win enough new deals to compensate for the major missing business from Nokia.