An Industry Pioneer Now in the Hall of Fame: Stanley T. Myers


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An Industry Pioneer Now in the Hall of Fame: Stanley T. Myers

Stanley T. Myers, president and CEO of SEMI, is now a member of the Silicon Valley Engineering Council (SVEC) Hall of Fame. Inducted on February 27, 2008 at a large SVEC banquet, Myers joins a unique group of Silicon Valley visionaries—including Intel co-founders Bob Noyce and Gordon Moore; inventor of the microprocessor, Ted Hoff; and other legendary Silicon Valley engineers responsible for shaping the industry.

“I am honored, humbled and very proud to receive this prestigious recognition,” said Myers. “Looking forward to the future of our industry, it is imperative that the leaders of today work actively to encourage and inspire the next generation, our leaders of tomorrow.”

Myers, who has held the position of SEMI president and CEO for over a decade, was honored for his role as a pioneer in Zero Dislocation Silicon Crystal growth, and for creating the SEMI Foundation, an industry-driven math and science-based career exploration program for high school students and teachers, promoting education and careers in the fields of science, mathematics and high technology.

Prior to his appointment as SEMI president in 1996, Myers worked for 17 years at Siltec Silicon. At Siltec, he was President and CEO since 1985, and in 1986, he completed negotiations for Mitsubishi Materials Corporation’s acquisition of Siltec, which subsequently changed its name to Mitsubishi Silicon America Corporation. Prior to Siltec, Myers worked for Monsanto Corporation for 18 years.

The SVEC banquet was sponsored by over 25 local and regional engineering associations. In addition to Myers, other inductees for the evening included Mr. W.J. “Jerry” Sanders, founder and chairman emeritus of AMD, and Dr. Ernest Kuh, engineering dean emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley.

About the Silicon Valley Engineering Council

Founded in 1989, the Silicon Valley Engineering Council is a non-profit educational organization. Its purpose is to assist its member engineering and technical societies in Silicon Valley to better serve our members and the community. For more information about the SVEC, please visit http://www.svec.org.