Executive Vice President
General Manager, Microcontroller, Memory & Secure MCU Group
Industrial & Multisegment Sector
Claude Dardanne is Executive Vice President and General Manager of STMicroelectronics' Microcontroller, Memory & Secure MCU* Group, which is part of ST's Industrial & Multisegment Sector, and has held this position since January 2007.
Dardanne started his career with Thomson Semiconducteurs, a predecessor company to ST. From 1982, he was responsible for the marketing of microcontroller and microprocessor products. Between 1989 and 1994, Dardanne served as Marketing Director at Apple Computer, France, and Alcatel-Mietec, Belgium, covering markets such as Education, Banking, as well as Automotive and Industrial. In 1994, he rejoined ST as Director of Central Marketing for the Memory Products Group. In 1998, Dardanne became Head of the EEPROM (Electronically Erasable Programmable Read-Only Memory) Division and was promoted to Group Vice President and General Manager of the Serial Non-Volatile Memories Division in 2002. Two years later, he was appointed Group Deputy General Manager and Head of the Smart Card Division.
Claude Dardanne was born near Limoges, France, in 1952, and graduated with a degree in Electronic Engineering from the Ecole Supérieure d'Ingénieurs en Génie Electrique in Rouen, France.
Updated October 2011
* MCU = Microcontroller