Semiconductor materials group prez joins JSR Corp’s Officers Committee

April 28, 2011 – BUSINESS WIRE — Tokyo-based JSR Corporation named the first non-Japanese Officer to its Officers Committee. Eric R. Johnson, the current president of the company’s US semiconductor materials operations, JSR Micro, Inc., has been named as an Officer effective June 17.

While JSR has always functioned internationally, Johnson’s placement on the Officers Committee is representative of the company’s push to make JSR a truly global company, internally and externally, and of the critical role JSR Micro, Inc. (the US operations) is expected to play in the strategic future of the company. "For the JSR Group, North America is a strategically crucial market where we are expanding our businesses beyond semiconductor materials," said Mitsunobu Koshiba, president of JSR Corporation.

Johnson joined JSR Micro in 2001 as a senior vice president and was named president in 2005. As an Officer, Johnson will continue in his role as president of JSR Micro, Inc. but will also be involved in strategic planning and the strategic review process for JSR Corporation.

Johnson called the appointment a "tremendous honor" and stated his desire to support JSR’s strategic vision and people globally.

JSR Corporation is an advanced manufacturer in high-performance chemicals. JSR operates a wide array of global businesses ranging from the petrochemical business, including synthetic rubber, to the cutting-edge information processing and electronic materials business, including the manufacture of semiconductor materials and liquid crystal display materials.

JSR Micro supplies electronic materials to the world’s leading semiconductor manufacturers for imaging, packaging and CMP applications. Learn more about JSR Micro at http://www.jsrmicro.com/

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