NXP Moscow celebrated a major milestone on 9 October 2020 – its 25th
anniversary. Having opened its doors in 1995, it has come a long way since
then. Country Manager Sergei Somov has been connected with NXP in Russia from
almost the very beginning, first as a contractor, and then joining the company
as a manager in 2003. He has held his current position since 2013. During the
last 25 years or so, he has seen the company gradually grow and expand. We
caught up with Sergei to look back on NXP Moscow’s interesting journey.
Russia Country Manager
NXP: Looking back, how does it feel to be a part of NXP Moscow for so long?
Sergei Somov: I am very happy and proud to be part of the NXP
Russia team that has proven its high level of professionalism and dedication
over its history. In all areas, the team has proven its ability to deliver on
challenging tasks. This makes me confident that the team has what it takes to
beat any future challenges successfully and continue to add value to NXP.
NXP: Tell us a bit about the facilities in Moscow?
SS: We have two locations, one in Zelenograd, the other in
downtown Moscow. Both locations are in attractive buildings with beautiful
surroundings. Zelenograd is located about 30 kilometers outside the main city.
Historically it used to be one of the centers of the Russian microelectronics
industry. In fact, it was set up in the 1950s as a Russian “Silicon Valley,”
but with worse weather. A lot of experts moved there to start the industry,
and a specialized university was founded locally to train new specialists. The
university is very close to our Zelenograd facility, and most of our
employees, including myself, are graduates. Our Business Development
Department is located in a small office in downtown Moscow. It’s close to the
city’s historical center with lot of entertainment in the vicinity, including
theaters, museums, historical landmarks, concert halls, and more.
NXP: How many people work at NXP Moscow?
SS: We have under 100 employees, with a good balance of ages
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NXP: Could you describe the working environment and spirit?
SS: In a recent internal employee survey, our employees used
these key terms: friendly atmosphere, cooperation, ethics, respect, mutual
support, very good colleagues/teams, high integrity, respecting national laws
and traditions, human dignity, health and safety and well-coordinated
teamwork. The employees also praised how the company enabled efficient
business conditions to deal with
COVID-19 , including a great Work From Home infrastructure.
NXP: What makes NXP a great place to work in general, and NXP Moscow in particular?
SS: NXP is a great company that changes the world for the
better and improves people’s lives by providing secure and smart products. The
Moscow team has proven over the years that it is a well-integrated part of
NXP’s engineering community. It feels great to work closely with top-quality
professionals locally and across the globe.
NXP: What will NXP Moscow look like when it celebrates its 50th anniversary?
SS: I’m confident that NXP Moscow will continue to grow and
contribute even more to the company, so that we will have plenty of proud
achievements to celebrate in 2045. We’ll throw a big party then for sure!
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