[OBITUARY] Announcement on Passing of Kenichiro SATO, The Chairman Emeritus of ROHM Co., Ltd

January 24, 2020

It is with profound sadness that we announce that Kenichiro Sato, Chairman Emeritus, passed away on January 15, 2020, due to medical complications.
Respecting the deceased and his families’ will, his funeral has already been held with his family and relatives.
We respectfully decline any condolence visits/meetings/flowers/telegrams.

<About the Deceased>

 Name: Kenichiro SATO
 Born: March 8, 1931
 Died: January 15, 2020 (age: 88)

1. Carrier

  September, 1958 Established Toyo Electronics Industry Corporation.
    President (Representative), resigned on March 31, 2010.
  February, 1991 Chairman of Rohm Music Foundation
  April, 2010 Chairman Emeritus
  June, 2016 Member of the Board


2. Business Title

  Director: ROHM CO., LTD.
  Chairman: Rohm Music Foundation
  Legislator: Kyoto Chamber of Commerce and Industry


3. Remembering Sato Kenichiro(Message from Tadanobu Fujiwara)
The deceased invented the small resister in 1954, and then grew the technology into a global manufacturing business. In addition, he advanced into the semiconductor market in the 1960s, experiencing and overcoming crises. He led ROHM’s growth for more than half a century with demonstrated management skills. Moreover, even though he resigned as President of ROHM in 2010, he made tremendous effort to guide and train Directors, managers and Young employees. We, all personnel of ROHM group, are shocked and filled with great sadness as we lose the deceased as a spiritual provider. We must overcome this deep sorrow by putting forth effort to growth our business in All ROHM group; therefore, we follow his will. Please convey our sincerest condolences to the deceased.

4. Contact

  General Affairs Div. ROHM CO., LTD. (+81-75-313-9168)