J.C. Kim Named Chairman of SEMI BOD; Rick Wallace Named Vice-Chairman

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J.C. Kim Named Chairman of SEMI

Rick Wallace Named Vice-Chairman

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – July 14, 2009 -- SEMI today announced the appointment of J.C. Kim, CEO and chairman of Edwards Korea Ltd., chairman of the industry association's International Board of Directors. Kim succeeds Bob Akins, chairman and CEO of Cymer, Inc., who served as chairman for the past year. The results of the association's annual elections will become effective at the annual SEMI membership meeting, to be held Wednesday, July 15, during the SEMICON West 2009 exposition in San Francisco. In addition, the association’s executive committee appointed Richard Wallace, CEO of KLA-Tencor, to the position of vice-chairman of the board.

"On behalf of SEMI and its members, I am pleased to welcome J.C. Kim and Rick Wallace as the new chair and vice-chair of the SEMI International Board of Directors," said Stanley T. Myers, president and CEO of SEMI. "Their industry expertise and service on the Board are strong assets to SEMI and its membership, and we look forward to their guidance in the coming year.”

In accordance with the association's by-laws, the following board members were re-elected: André-Jacques Auberton-Hervé, president and CEO of Soitec; Susumu Kohyama, president and CEO of Covalent Materials Corp.; Douglas Neugold, CEO and president of ATMI; Mary Puma, chairman, CEO and president of Axcelis Technologies; Michael Splinter, president and CEO of Applied Materials, inc.; Kiyoshi Togawa, senior VP and executive officer at Hitachi Chemical Co. Ltd.; Way Tu, CEO and president of Allegro Manufacturing Pte. Ltd.; and Kazuo Ushida, managing director, senior executive officer and president, Precision Equipment Company, NIKON Corporation.

The global industry association's 17 voting directors, four non-voting ex-officio and nine emeritus directors, represent companies from Europe, Japan, Korea, North America, Singapore and Taiwan, reflecting the global scope of its activities. The association's charter stipulates that individuals may be elected by the general membership as voting members of the board for a total of four, two-year terms and non-voting ex-officio members for a total of three, one-year terms.

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, Bangalore, Beijing, Brussels, Hsinchu, Moscow, San Jose, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo, and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit www.semi.org.

Association Contacts

Scott Smith/SEMI
Tel: 1.408.943.7957
E-mail: ssmith@semi.org

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