NXP India is to have Sankara Narayan as its vice president and country manager, replacing Neeraj Paliwal. The new chief will be responsible for managing and growing NXP’s India operations focus on engaging with local industry and academia to develop customized applications to cater to the Indian market.
Narayan started his career with Philips Research in The Netherlands and has 26 years of rich industry experience. He joined Philips Semiconductors (which became NXP Semiconductors in 2006) in 1993 to handle global technology development and coordination. In this role, he was also responsible for establishing European governmental and university relations for joint technology development of CMOS/BiCMOS processes. In the last ten years, he has been in charge for global quality and sustainability management for NXP.
"India as a market presents tremendous opportunities for us across sectors...We envision our R & D centre to take over complete ownership of end-to-end product development,” Sankara Narayan said.
Outgoing India head of NXP, Paliwal’s is moving to NXP Hamburg to take on new responsibility as the VP Engineering, Business Unit Identification at NXP Semiconductors. In his new role, Neeraj will manage BU Identification global R & D teams located in Germany, Austria, France, Belgium, Netherlands, and India.