SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — July 10, 2019 — SEMI today announced at SEMICON West 2019the election of Kazuo Ushida, Chairman of the Board, Representative Director, Nikon Corporation, as a new member of the SEMI International Board. In addition, SEMI confirmed the re-election of six current members to the SEMI International Board of Directors in accordance with the association's by-laws.
The following six Board members were re-elected for two-year terms:
- Michael Allison, CEO, VAT
- Bertrand Loy, president and CEO, Entegris
- Daisuke Murata, president and CEO, Murata Machinery
- Stephen Schwartz, president and CEO, Brooks Automation
- Kyu Dong (KD) Sung, CEO, EO Technics
- Xinchao Wang, Honorary Chairman, JCET
The SEMI Executive Committee confirmed Bertrand Loy, president and CEO of Entegris, as chairman of the SEMI Executive Committee. SEMI also confirmed Kevin Crofton, president of SPTS and corporate vice president at Orbotech, as vice-chairman.
The leadership appointments and the elected board members’ tenure become effective at the annual SEMI membership meeting on July 10, during SEMICON West 2019 in San Francisco, California.
“The SEMI Board of Directors is comprised of global business leaders who represent SEMI members and the industry, ensuring that SEMI develops and delivers member value in all regions,” said SEMI president and CEO Ajit Manocha. “We congratulate the newly elected and re-elected members and greatly appreciate all of our board members’ contributions to the industry.”
SEMI’s 17 voting directors and 11 emeritus directors represent companies from Europe, China, Japan, Korea, North America, and Taiwan, reflecting the global scope of the association’s activities. SEMI directors are elected by the general membership as voting members of the board and can serve a total of five two-year terms.
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