Executive Vice President
General Manager, Microcontroller, Memory & Secure MCU Group
Claude Dardanne is Executive Vice President and General Manager of STMicroelectronics’ Microcontroller, Memory & Secure MCU* Group and has held this position since January 2007. He is a member of ST’s Corporate Strategic Committee.
Dardanne started his career with Thomson Semiconducteurs, a predecessor company to ST. From 1982, he was responsible for microcontroller and microprocessor marketing. Between 1989 and 1994, Dardanne was Marketing Director at Apple Computer and Alcatel-Mietec. In 1994, he rejoined ST as Director of Central Marketing for the Memory Products Group. In 1998, Dardanne became Head of the EEPROM Division and was later appointed Group Deputy General Manager and Head of the Smart Card Division. Dardanne became head of MMS Group, consolidating Microcontroller, Memory and Smartcard activities, when it was formed in early 2007. Under his leadership the Group has become a key asset in revenue and market-share growth and profitability. ST is now a Worldwide leader of the Microcontroller market.
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.
Revised September 2014
* MCU = Microcontroller