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NXP Semiconductors Names Pascal Langlois Senior Vice President of Global Sales.

EINDHOVEN, The Netherlands -- NXP Semiconductors (formerly Philips Semiconductors) has named Pascal Langlois senior vice president of global sales. He will lead NXP's worldwide sales effort across all markets and business units and report directly to CEO Frans van Houten.

"Pascal is a world-class executive who brings great semiconductor industry experience and a proven track record to this important role at NXP," said Mr. van Houten.

Mr. Langlois previously served as senior vice president channel management and sales for Multimarket Semiconductors at NXP. Under his leadership, NXP Semiconductors significantly improved its leadership position in distribution and the Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) channel by creating one of the largest and strongest partner networks in the industry.

Prior to his role as senior vice president channel management and sales for Multimarket Semiconductors, Mr. Langlois served as vice president and general manager of sales and marketing for the company's Automotive business unit, achieving significant business growth globally. It was also during his tenure that NXP Semiconductors played a primary role in the creation of the Flexray consortium, an alliance of automotive, semiconductor and electronic system manufacturers.

Mr. Langlois started his career with Arrow-Jermyn and National Semiconductors 22 years ago, also undertaking the role of vice president and general manager Europe and Asia at VLSI Technology before joining NXP Semiconductors.

Mr. Langlois replaces Maria Marced who has left NXP Semiconductors for personal reasons.

About NXP Semiconductors:

NXP Semiconductors is a top 10 semiconductor company founded by Philips more than 50 years ago. Headquartered in the Netherlands, the company has 37,000 employees working in 20 countries across the world. NXP creates semiconductors, system solutions and software that deliver better sensory experiences in mobile phones, personal media players, TVs, set-top boxes, identification applications, cars and a wide range of other electronic devices. News from NXP is located at www.nxp.com.

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