SEOUL, Korea – Oct 22, 2013 – ON Semiconductor (Nasdaq: ONNN), driving energy efficient innovations, announced that JJ Kim has joined the company as regional vice president of Sales for Korea to manage and lead the sales, marketing and solutions engineering operations in the country.
In his new role, Mr. Kim will focus on building close relationships with customers to understand their product development challenges and provide applications solutions that accelerate product development and enable differentiated electronics solutions.
“JJ’s appointment is part of our continuous efforts to accelerate our success in Korea to aggressively grow in smartphones, media tablets, white goods, automotive and consumer electronics applications with our key customers and distribution partners,” said David Chow, ON Semiconductor senior vice president of Sales for Asia Pacific. “He brings a wealth of experience and customer knowledge to our strategies and sales efforts for solving our customers’ unique design challenges with our broad portfolio of product and innovative, energy efficient solutions.”
Mr. Kim brings more than 20 years of semiconductor experience in sales and marketing management, field applications engineering (FAE) management, and research and development to the position. Most recently he was country manager for Korea for Synaptics, responsible for driving design wins and important breakthroughs in sales. Mr. Kim has also held various positions in sales, marketing and FAE with increasing responsibilities at Texas Instruments for 12 years with the last position as country manager for Korea.
He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electronic control engineering from the KUMOH National Institute of Technology Korea and has completed an Advanced Innovative Management Program at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology (KAIST).