VP and GM Microcontroller Business Jim Trent at NXP

Placement Announcement

About Jim

Prior to joining NXP, Jim was the Vice President, Automotive Business Unit at Renesas Electronics America Inc. offering solutions based on MCUs/MPUs, PowerFETs, Intelligent Power Devices (IPD), Mixed Signal, and Software products. Jim has more than 26 years of experience in leading engineers and senior managers. Jim started his career in 1985 at Motorola in which he held various progressive management positions. While at Motorola, he led the definition and development of the powertrain power PC product line, authored more than 16 published articles and was awarded a U.S. patent. Jim joined NEC Electronics America in 2003 and became General Manager in 2004, Associate Vice President in 2006 and Vice President in 2008. Jim received his Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Kansas State University, where he graduated with honors.

Jim Trent, VP & GM Microcontrollers

April, 2012. Lonergan Partners is pleased to announce that Jim Trent has been named Vice President and General Manager–Business Line Microcontrollers at NXP Semiconductors.

About NXP

NXP Semiconductors N.V.(NASDAQ: NXPI) provides High Performance Mixed Signal and Standard Product solutions that leverage its leading RF, Analog, Power Management, Interface, Security and Digital Processing expertise. These innovations are used in a wide range of automotive, identification, wireless infrastructure, lighting, industrial, mobile, consumer and computing applications. A global semiconductor company with operations in more than 25 countries, NXP posted revenue of $4.4 billion in 2010.


Jim combines all the elements we were looking for in a business line manager and leader—deep experience within the semiconductor industry, excellent working knowledge of the international microcontroller market, and a solid background in not only microcontrollers but the automotive microcontroller market as well.

Alexander Everke, EVP & GM of High-Performance Mixed-Signal Businesses

Jim’s successful track record was clear, but it was his leadership that set him apart. Our referencing revealed that he is a leader who empowers and develops his team.

Dotty Schaffer, Partner, Lonergan Partners

I would like to thank NXP and Lonergan Partners for giving me this opportunity. I am honored and very excited to be joining such a talented team as we take the MCU business to the next level. We will be a team that is persistent in our endeavors, passionate in our beliefs and prepared to execute, and have fun as we pursue excellence.

Jim Trent, VP & GM Business Line Microcontrollers, NXP