SOURCE: ELMOS Semiconductor AG

September 17, 2008 10:10 ET


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DETROIT, Mich., September 17, 2008 -- ELMOS North America, a subsidiary of ELMOS Semiconductor AG (FSE: ELG), today announced the appointment of industry veteran Stefan Lenz as General Manager, Automotive. Mr. Lenz previously served as an international director of sales at Optrex, where he was responsible for all North and South American automotive activity and grew revenue 700 percent from 2000 to the present.

The appointment is part of ELMOS' strategy to further expand the company's North American presence. The company is currently the second largest supplier of application-specific ICs (ASICs) to the worldwide automotive industry, providing analog mixed-signal elements and innovative sensors for new and existing electronics applications. Mr. Lenz will oversee all operations and drive automotive sales efforts from its Farmington Hills headquarters. Industrial and consumer market sales will be managed by Zipora (Tzipi) Landesman, also based in Michigan. Mr. Lenz will report to Rainer Cholewa, CEO of ELMOS North America and Silicon Microstructures, Inc. "ELMOS, with its innovative ASIC and ASSP capabilities, is well positioned to meet the current and future requirements of the North American automotive electronics industry," said Rainer Cholewa, CEO of ELMOS North America. "Stefan's experience in automotive OEM sales will enable us to quickly expand our program and further demonstrate our added value to both existing and new customers." Prior to joining ELMOS, Mr. Lenz served in various capacities at Optrex, a worldwide manufacturer of display products, which he joined in 1991. His responsibilities included product development manager, project manager, group leader and sales director. Before Optrex, Mr. Lenz was at VDO Adolf Schindling where he was an engineer focusing on development of active matrix displays. He received a physics diploma from Hoechst AG.

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About ELMOS Semiconductor AG

ELMOS is a leading developer and manufacturer of customer-specific system solutions in the automotive sector. Its modular high- voltage CMOS technology enables the company to realize a wide range of customer ideas and opportunities through a variety of analog mixed-signal elements, including voltage regulators, analog- digital converters, power drives and non-volatile memory. More information is available at .

For more information contact:
Tom Breunig
ELMOS North America
(503) 952-6466

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