CATRENE appoints new Chairman and Office Director


Cluster for Application and Technology Research in Europe on
NanoElectronics (CATRENE), a EUREKA programme, has announced its
appointment of a new Chairman and Office Director. Following the recent
resignation of Jozef Cornu, Enrico Villa takes up the role of Chairman,
while Jacques Dulongpont has been named Office Director.

Enrico Villa spent a large part of his career with STMicroelectronics, being named Corporate Vice President for Europe in 2000 and Executive Vice President of ST’s Corporate Executive Committee, then retiring in 2007. He began his career working as a market analyst and then moved to SGS Thompson Microelettronica, a subsidiary of STMicroelectronics. He has degrees in electrical engineering and business administration from Milano University.

Jacques Dulongpont began his career with Thomson CSF Telecommunications as a chip designer, and from 1988 to 2002 he worked with Alcatel Communications. He then joined STMicroelectronics and took on responsibility for the company’s design center in Paris, after which he accepted a 2005 promotion saw him manage three design teams. Mr. Dulongpont is a graduate of the INSA in Lyon and the IEFSI in Lille.

CATRENE is a EUREKA programme that aims to provide nano- and microelectronics solutions to the high-tech industry.

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