SEMI announces results of board elections and leadership appointments

SEMI today announced that Jon D. Kemp, president of DuPont Electronics & Communications, and Tadahiro Suhara, president of SCREEN Semiconductor Solutions Co., Ltd., were elected as new directors to the SEMI International Board of Directors in accordance with the association’s by-laws.

Nine current board members were re-elected for a two-year term: Martin Anstice, president and CEO of Lam Research; Kevin T. Crofton, president of SPTS Technologies (an Orbotech company); Mitsunobu (Nobu) Koshiba, representative director and president of JSR Corporation; Yong Han (YH) Lee, chairman of Wonik; Sue Lin, vice chairman of Hermes Epitek Corporation; Tetsuo (Tom) Tsuneishi, chairman of the Board of Tokyo Electron Ltd.; Tien Wu, director and COO of ASE Group; Natsunosuke Yago, president,  representative director, and chairman of Ebara Corporation; and Guoming Zhang, executive VP of Sevenstar Electronics.

Additionally, the SEMI Executive Committee confirmed Yong Han Lee, chairman of Wonik as SEMI chairman, and Tetsuo Tsuneishi, chairman of the Board of Tokyo Electron, Ltd. as SEMI vice-chairman.

The leadership appointments and the elected board members’ tenure become effective at the annual SEMI membership meeting on July 13, during SEMICON West 2016 in San Francisco, California.

“SEMI and its membership are fortunate to have an accomplished, diverse and global board to oversee the association’s strategic direction,” said SEMI president and CEO Denny McGuirk.  “We appreciate our board members’ contributions to the industry, congratulate the re-elected members, and welcome Jon Kemp and Suhara-san, who begin their terms of service as SEMI directors.”

SEMI’s 19 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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