Allen Lu, Ph.D. joined SEMI in 2009 as president of SEMI China. He has responsibility for the association’s programs, products and services in China. He oversees relationships with SEMI members and their customers; academia and government in the region. Under his direction the SEMI China office serves SEMI members from all regions that have interests in China.
Lu has twenty years of semiconductor industry experience with a background in technology, business and management. Prior to joining SEMI as regional president, Lu managed the Intel Technology Manufacturing and Engineering group’s China Fab Program, overseeing capital equipment supplier chain development for Intel’s first Asia fab in Dalian, China. Prior to that, Lu started Intel’s Public Affairs organization in China managing government affairs, community relations, and education programs, and served as the Director of Intel China Public Affairs for four years. Lu also worked in Intel’s California Technology and Manufacturing group for six years as a technologist and Group Leader.
Preceding his work at Intel, Lu was senior process engineer and project leader for Applied Materials.
Lu began his semiconductor career as a research scientist at Northwestern University and North Carolina State University. Lu has a B.Sc. from the University of Science and Technology of China and a Ph.D. in solid state physics from the University of Virginia.