SEMI lauds Congressman Dave Camp (R-MI) for microelectronics/photovoltaics support

May 9, 2012 -- SEMI presented US Congressman Dave Camp (R-MI) with its 2012 North American Government Leadership Award at the annual SEMI Washington Forum. SEMI’s award recognizes policymakers who show leadership and support for the US microelectronics and photovoltaic manufacturing value chain.

Congressman Camp represents the 4th District of Michigan and has served in the House of Representatives since 1991. In 2009, Representative Camp became the Chairman of the House Committee on Ways and Means, which oversees all tax legislation in the House of Representatives.

SEMI cited Camp’s leadership in extending the research and development tax credit, and efforts to make that credit permanent; support for free trade agreements, including the passage of the U.S-Korea Free Trade agreement; and support of domestic solar energy and solar energy manufacturing.

The SEMI North American Government Leadership Award was established in 2004 to recognize policymakers in the United States that promote pro-innovation policies. Recipients of the award are selected by the SEMI North American Advisory Board, and the award is presented in conjunction with the SEMI Washington Forum, one of the organization’s annual executive meetings with elected legislators and Federal officials in Washington, D.C.

SEMI is a global industry association serving the nano- and microelectronics manufacturing supply chains. For more information, visit

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