SEMI today announced the appointment of Osamu Nakamura to the position of president of SEMI Japan effective July 1, 2014. Nakamura will succeed Yoichi Nakagawa, who is retiring from SEMI.
Nakamura assumes full responsibility for SEMI operations in Japan and will oversee development of the association’s programs, committees, products and services in the region. He is responsible for relationships with SEMI members as well as industry, government, academia and other local associations and constituents in Japan. Additionally, he is charged with supporting SEMI members from all regions that have interests in SEMICON Japan and the region’s premier microelectronics and advanced manufacturing supply chain event.
“High-technology manufacturing in Japan and the overall industry are undergoing significant changes. As a highly experienced industry executive and long-time supporter of SEMI, I have great confidence in Nakamura-san to lead the region’s activity for the many SEMI members located or doing business in Japan,” said Denny McGuirk, president and CEO of SEMI.
“On behalf of all those that have worked with Nakagawa-san over his six-year tenure with SEMI, we extend our greatest appreciation and wish him well in his future endeavors.”
Nakamura has over 30 years of experience in the semiconductor equipment business in Japan and overseas. He has held various management positions at Hitachi High Technologies, including head of its Semiconductor Equipment Business. Prior positions include Managing Director, President and Chief Executive Officer for Hitachi High-Technologies (Singapore) and management positions in semiconductor equipment business operations in both Germany and the United States.
While an industry executive, Nakamura served on the SEMI Japan Regional Advisory Board and was elected to the SEMI International Board of Directors, a position he has vacated to serve as the head of SEMI regional operations. Nakamura earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from Waseda University.