ST-Ericsson, the chipset joint venture between STMicroelectronics and Ericsson, is relying on new president and chief Didier Lamouche to drive a shift in focus from feature phones to smartphones and tablets.
Lamouche moves from the CEO position at ST Microelectronics and is replacing Gilles Delfassy, who stays on as an advisor until an annual general meeting in April.
Lamouche, who remains COO of STMicroelectronics, has served on the board of ST-Ericsson since April and sat on the supervisory board of STMicroelectronics. He is currently sitting on the boards of Soitec and ADECCO.
Prior to joining ST, Lamouche was chairman and chief of French IT group Bull between 2005 and 2010.