Tata Electronics gets Randhir Thakur as CEO&MD

With over four decades of experience in worldwide manufacturing, research and development, and effective P&L management, Thakur has played a major role in advancing semiconductor technologies

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Tata Electronics (TEPL) has appointed Randhir Thakur as its new chief executive officer (CEO) and managing director (MD). A company that is leading the way in domestic precision machining and assembly for electronics components manufacturing, TEPL plans to expand into the semiconductor fabrication and packaging sectors. Thakur will lead the way with his diverse experience as a leader and innovator in the semiconductor industry.

With over four decades of experience in worldwide manufacturing, research and development, and effective P&L management, Thakur has played a major role in advancing semiconductor technologies. He comes with extensive knowledge in leading an ecosystem, initiating mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures, as well as product development and working closely with customers and partners.

Prior to joining TEPL, Thakur was the president of Intel foundry services, where he spent more than five years. He has also held many leadership and technical positions at Applied Materials, SanDisk, STEAG Electronic Systems and Micron Technology.

Welcoming Thakur on his appointment, N. Chandrasekaran, chairman, Tata Sons, said, “The roadmap for Tata Electronics is exciting and Dr Thakur’s in-depth knowledge and multi-functional experience will bode well for the company.”

Randhir Thakur, CEO & MD, Tata Electronics, admitted to admiring TEPL, “for its highest standards of integrity and service to customers, communities, and the country. For semiconductors as well as precision manufacturing, we intend to deliver innovation, quality, and cost advantage with speed and at scale.”

Thakur completed his graduation from the National Institute of Technology in Kurukshetra. He received his master’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Saskatchewan in Canada, and a PhD. in electrical engineering from the University of Oklahoma. In 2013, he was honored with the title of Fellow by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Dr. Thakur has a vast portfolio of over 300 patents in the semiconductor industry.

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