SEMI Names Sathya Prasad President of SEMI India


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SEMI NAMES SATHYA PRASAD PRESIDENT OF SEMI INDIA

New Regional Office Created to Address Growing Microelectronics and PV Opportunities in Region

SAN JOSE, Calif. – October 7, 2008 – SEMI today announced the appointment of Sathya Prasad to the position of president of SEMI India effective immediately. Prasad assumes full responsibility for SEMI operations in India and will oversee development of the association’s programs, committees, products and services in the region. He is responsible for relationships with SEMI members as well as industry, government, academia and other local associations in India. Additionally, he is charged with supporting SEMI members from all regions that have interests in India's burgeoning microelectronic and photovoltaic manufacturing supply chains.

"SEMI members have expressed increasing interest in the developing supply chain for advanced manufacturing industries in India and we are pleased to respond with an expanded presence and strong local leadership," said Stanley T. Myers, president and CEO of SEMI. "I am pleased to name Sathya Prasad as president of SEMI India and believe that his strong domain expertise and industry experience will be a tremendous asset for SEMI members and the advancement of the supply chain in the region."

“I am pleased to have the opportunity to develop and implement a framework for the wide range of SEMI services in India,” said Prasad. “The phot ovoltaic industry is beginning to explode in the region, and I look forward to leading the local expansion of the SEMI global PVGroup initiative.”

Prasad bring over 16 years experience to SEMI. He has a diverse set of experiences incorporating technical engineering and strategic marketing for high-value, high-complexity semiconductor products with industry bellwethers Intel and Cadence Design Systems.

Prior to joining SEMI, Prasad was the director of Strategic Planning at Cadence Design System in India. Before that, he spent 13 years at Intel in various engineering and technical marketing leadership roles. Prasad holds a Bachelor of Science in Electronics and Communications from Bangalore University, and a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Arizona State University.

"We congratulate SEMI and Sathya Prasad on this appointment,” said Poornima Shenoy, president of the India Semiconductor Association (ISA). “ISA and SEMI have a history of cooperation in supporting the development of high tech manufacturing in India and ISA has valued Sathya Prasad's many contributions to our research projects. We look forward to continuing our cooperative relationship in the future."

SEMI is the global industry association serving the manufacturing supply chains for the microelectronic, display and photovoltaic industries. SEMI member companies are the engine of the future, enabling smarter, faster and more economical products that improve our lives. Since 1970, SEMI has been committed to helping members grow more profitably, create new markets and meet common industry challenges. SEMI maintains offices in Austin, Beijing, Brussels, Hsinchu, Moscow, San Jose, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo, and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit www.semi.org

Editors Note: A photograph of Sathya Prasad is available on the Internet at: www.semi.org/prasad.

ASSOCIATION CONTACTS:

Jonathan Davis/SEMI

Ph: 408.943.6937

E-mail: jdavis@semi.org

Sathya Prasad

E-mail: sprasad@semi.org

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