Tata Electronics Appoints Dr. Randhir Thakur as Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director

Bangalore, April 18, 2023: Tata Electronics Private Limited (TEPL), the company pioneering domestic precision machining and assembly for electronics components manufacturing and with a roadmap that extends to semiconductor fabrication and packaging segments, has announced the appointment of Dr. Randhir Thakur, a global leader and hands-on innovator in semiconductor industry, as Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director, Tata Electronics Pvt. Ltd.

Till recently, Dr. Thakur was leading Intel Foundry Services as its President and has worked with Intel for over 5 years. Dr. Thakur brings over 40 years of experience in the global manufacturing, research and development, and profitable P&L management. He has made significant contributions to the development of advanced semiconductor technologies. He has deep expertise in ecosystem leadership, process technology equipment, driving M&A and joint ventures, product development, while collaborating closely with ecosystem partners and customers.

Dr. Thakur has previously held leadership and technical positions at Applied Materials Inc., SanDisk Corp., as also across the semiconductor industry in STEAG Electronic Systems and Micron Technology Inc.

Commenting on the appointment, Mr. N. Chandrasekaran, Chairman, Tata Sons Pvt. Ltd. said, “We are delighted to welcome Dr. Thakur as part of the Tata Group. The roadmap for Tata Electronics is exciting and Dr. Thakur’s in-depth knowledge and multi-functional experience will bode well for the company. I am confident that under his leadership, Tata Electronics will lead India to take its rightful position in the global semiconductor and precision manufacturing industry”.

“I am humbled and grateful to Chairman N. Chandrasekaran for giving me this opportunity of a lifetime to work for the Tata Group – the conglomerate that I have admired for its highest standards of integrity and service to customers, communities, and the country. I am excited to contribute to building Tata Electronics as an integral and trusted part of the global electronics industry enabling our customer’s success. For semiconductors as well as precision manufacturing, we intend to deliver innovation, quality, and cost advantage with speed and at scale.” said Dr. Thakur.

Born in Himachal Pradesh, Dr. Thakur is an electronics and telecommunications engineer from the National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra, India, Dr. Thakur has a master’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Saskatchewan, Canada, and a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Oklahoma. He was named a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) in 2013. He holds more than 300 patents in the semiconductor field.

An introduction to Tata Electronics Private Limited (TEPL):

Founded in 2020, Tata Electronics Private Limited (TEPL) is a greenfield venture of the Tata group with expertise in manufacturing precision components. A B2B manufacturing enterprise operating in the electronic manufacturing service space, TEPL is pioneering the effort to bring precision machining & assembly in the country in electronic components and semiconductor manufacturing sector. TEPL’s manufacturing facility is located in the Krishnagiri district of Tamil Nadu where it works towards creating a conscientious socio-economic footprint with a focus of employing maximum number of women in its workforce. The organization also aims to make a difference in the social and cultural landscape in the surrounding areas by necessary intervention and assistance in health, hygiene, and education.

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