Notice Regarding Transfer of Shares Accompanying Transfer of Subsidiary

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Renesas Electronics Corporation (TSE: 6723, "Renesas Electronics"), a premier provider of advanced semiconductor solutions, today announced its decision to transfer all of Renesas Electronics' shares in Renesas SP Drivers Inc. ("Renesas SP Drivers"), a consolidated subsidiary of Renesas Electronics (the "Share Transfer")., to Synaptics Holding GMBH ("Synaptics Holding"), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Synaptics Inc. (NASDAQ: SYNA, "Synaptics"). In accordance with the Share Transfer, Renesas SP Drivers Taiwan Inc., ("Renesas SP Drivers Taiwan"), a subsidiary of Renesas SP Drivers will no longer be a subsidiary of Renesas Electronics.

Background of the Share Transfer

As outlined in the Renesas Electronics' press release, "Renesas Electronics Shows Direction of Renesas Group," issued on August 2, 2013, Renesas Electronics identified fields and regions where growth is expected in the medium to long term and areas where it can outpace the competition, and will focus on three fields where it has strengths and can compete effectively: automotive (automotive control and automotive information), industrial/networking (industrial/home appliance, OA and ICT), and general-purpose products. In parallel, Renesas Electronics have been carrying out structural reforms aimed at creating an organization that is consistently profitable, even when exposed to risks (natural disasters, market stagnation, etc.).

Renesas SP Drivers was established in 2008 as a joint venture of display driver IC business, which does not fall under Renesas Electronics' three focus fields. While its operation is focused on design and development, Renesas SP Drivers also offers manufacturing service by outsourcing its production to foundries. The Company has continued to perform well in recent years, buoyed by vigorous demand for smartphones and tablet devices.

Under such circumstances, based on its structural reform policies, Renesas Electronics has been looking into the possibility of transferring ownership to another company which focuses on display driver IC business and also is expected to proactively invest its management resources into this business.

Having been approached by Synaptics with an offer to purchase all of Renesas Electronics' shares in Renesas SP Drivers, Renesas Electronics evaluated the offer and the decision was reached that the transfer of the shares to Synaptics Holding, which is looking to strengthen its mobile handset business by integrating Renesas SP Drivers' display driver IC technologies for small- to medium-sized LCD panels, will be beneficial to all stakeholders.

Renesas Electronics anticipates the Share Transfer will enable Renesas Electronics to accelerate its concentration on its core businesses while enabling Synaptics to accelerate its leadership in mobile handset business. The deal will increase the corporate value of both companies.

Financial Outlook

In accordance with the Share Transfer, Renesas Electronics expects to record special income in the third quarter ending December 31, 2014. The Group will disclose the amount once confirmed information is available. Renesas Electronics is currently assessing the impact of the Share Transfer on Renesas Electronics' consolidated financial results for the three months ending June 30, 2014. The Group intends to disclose the impact on its consolidated earnings from the Share Transfer when confirmed information is available.

Forward-Looking Statements

The statements in this press release with respect to the plans, strategies and financial outlook of Renesas Electronics and its consolidated subsidiaries (collectively "we") are forward-looking statements involving risks and uncertainties. We caution you in advance that actual results may differ materially from such forward-looking statements due to several important factors including, but not limited to, general economic conditions in our markets, which are primarily Japan, North America, Asia, and Europe; demand for, and competitive pricing pressure on, products and services in the marketplace; ability to continue to win acceptance of products and services in these highly competitive markets; and fluctuations in currency exchange rates, particularly between the yen and the U.S. dollar. Among other factors, downturn of the world economy; deteriorating financial conditions in world markets, or deterioration in domestic and overseas stock markets, may cause actual results to differ from the projected results forecast.
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