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Business Review’s NEC Electronics Corporation contains a company overview, key facts, locations and subsidiaries, news and events as well as a SWOT analysis of the company.
NEC Electronics Corporation _________________________________________________________________________________ NEC Electronics Corporation: SWOT Analysis & Company Profile Reference code: BRTC115CP10-Q4 Published: Jan 2011 Business Review John Carpenter House 7 Carmelite Street London EC4Y 0BS United Kingdom Tel: +44 (0) 20 7936 6400 Fax: +44 (0) 20 7336 6813 ___________________________________________________________________________________________ NEC Electronics Corporation - SWOT Profile Page 1 NEC Electronics Corporation __________________________________________________________________________________________ NEC Electronics Corporation - Company Overview NEC Electronics Corporation (NEC Electronics) is a Japan based semiconductor manufacturing company. It is primarily involved in research, designing, developing, manufacturing, selling and servicing of semiconductors for various industries across the globe. The company’s key products include micro controllers, microprocessors, linear ICs, decoders, Mobile LSI, display driver, RF & microwave devices, among others. The company’s products find applications in various industries including automotive, industrial and consumer electronics. Its customer base includes Nokia Siemens Networks, Samsung Electronics, Canon, Seiko Epson, Fuji Film, Victor Company of Japan, HP and SANYO Electric. The company principally operates in Japan, Hong Kong, China, Singapore, Taiwan, Germany, Malaysia and the US. NEC Electronics is headquartered at Kawasaki in Japan. In December 2009, the company introduced four new 8-bit LCD Micro controllers with Integrated Metrology Engine for Smart Electricity Meters. Financial Performance The company reported revenues of (Yen) JPY 546,470.00 million during the fiscal year ended March 2009, a decrease of 20.54% from 2008. The operating loss of the company was JPY 82,833.00 million during the fiscal year 2009, as compared to an operating loss of JPY 2,837.00 million during 2008. The net loss of the company was JPY 82,625.00 million during the fiscal year 2009, as compared to a net loss of JPY 15,995.00 million during 2008. NEC Electronics Corporation - Key Facts NEC Electronics Corporation, Key Facts 1753 Shimonumabe, Kawasaki, , Ticker Symbol, Stock 6723 (The Tokyo Stock Corporate Address: 211-8668, Japan Exchange) Exchange Telephone + 81 44 4355111 No. of Employees 22,207 Fax N/A Financial Year End March URL www.necel.com Revenue (in JPY Million) 546,470.00 Technology and Industry Communications Revenue (in USD Million) 5,217.89 China, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China, Japan, Malaysia, Republic of Korea, Locations Singapore, Taiwan, Germany, United States Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research ___________________________________________________________________________________________ NEC Electronics Corporation - SWOT Profile Page 2 NEC Electronics Corporation __________________________________________________________________________________________ NEC Electronics Corporation - Business Description NEC Electronics Corporation (NEC Electronics) is a Japan based semiconductor company. It mainly focuses on designing, developing, manufacturing and selling semiconductors. The company specializes in developing system LSIs. It is also into the production of Opto and RF & Microwave devices. It has direct presence in strategic locations around the worldwide through its subsidiaries. The company has classified its operations under three business segments, namely, SoC Business Unit, Microcomputer Business Unit and Discrete and IC Business Unit The company’s System on Chip Business Unit, otherwise known as SoC unit, is into developing ASSP (application specific standard product) and ASICs (application specific integrated circuit). Through these products, the company helps its customers in digital consumer segment in developing and launching products in a shorter time period. Major products offered in this segment include EMMA series of graphics-processing system LSIs for digital consumer electronics, system LSIs for printers and digital cameras and chips for game consoles. During the fiscal year 2009, the revenue generated by the SoC unit amounted to JPY 222.53 billion, down 11.5% in comparison to the fiscal year 2008. NEC Electronics’ Microcomputer Business unit provides general-purpose microcontrollers and microcontrollers, mainly for the global automotive sector. The business focus is on flash microcontrollers, which can be reprogrammed by the customer, as required. These products are widely used in various applications including home electronics, AV equipment and industrial machinery. The company’s Microcomputer business unit concentrates on multi-core microcontrollers as well, which are expected to become a major technology in the future. During the fiscal year 2009, the revenue generated by the Microcomputer Business Unit amounted to JPY 141,837 million, a 21.3% decrease in comparison to the fiscal year 2008. The company’s Discrete and IC Business Unit is primarily engaged in developing and manufacturing display drivers, analog ICs, discrete and compound semiconductor devices. The Discrete and IC business unit generated revenues of JPY 157,362 million during the fiscal year 2009, a 29.1% decrease in comparison to 2008. NEC Electronics also reports sales by market applications, namely, Communications, Computing and peripherals, Consumer electronics, Automotive and industrial, Multi-market ICs, Discrete, optical, and microwave devices, and others. During the fiscal year 2009, the revenue generated by the Consumer Electronic segment amounted to JPY 119.330 billion followed by Discrete, optical, and microwave devices (JPY 92.999 billion), Automotive and industrial (JPY 91.492 billion), Computing and peripherals (JPY 87.237 billion), Multi-market ICs (JPY 70.478 billion), Communications (JPY 60.199 billion) and Other (JPY 24.735 billion). Currently, the company has 21 subsidiaries located across various nations. Some of its key operating subsidiaries include Shougang NEC Electronics Co., Ltd., P.T. NEC Semiconductors Indonesia, NEC Electronics Taiwan, Ltd., NEC Electronics (China) Co Ltd., NEC Micro Systems, Ltd, and NEC Semiconductors Singapore Pte Ltd. NEC Electronics has been continuously involved in various research and development activities with other members of the Group and NEC System Devices Research Laboratories. In the recent past, the company unveiled a remarkable innovation in process technology and packaging. In the process technology, the company is focusing on device miniaturization. The company collaborates with companies such as Toshiba and Sony in developing diverse technologies. The company has classified its geographical presence under four segments, namely, Asia (excluding Japan), Europe, the United States of America and Japan. During the fiscal year 2009, the revenue generated by the Japan segment was JPY 301.617 billion followed by Asia (JPY 131.747 billion), Europe (JPY 74.468 billion) and United States of America (JPY 38.638 billion). Recently, NEC Electronics developed a new design platform partnership with Dialog Semiconductor to enable prototyping of audio/video portable devices and smartphones with NEC Electronics. ___________________________________________________________________________________________ NEC Electronics Corporation - SWOT Profile Page 3 NEC Electronics Corporation __________________________________________________________________________________________ NEC Electronics Corporation - Major Products and Services NEC Electronics Corporation (NEC) is a Japan based semiconductor company. The company’s key products include: NEC Electronics Corporation, Major Products and Services Products: Microcontrollers and Microprocessors Product Lineup Technologies Design Support Documentation Development Environment Discrete: MOSFET Bi
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