Allen Lu Named President of SEMI China

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Succeeds Interim SEMI China President R.L. Chen

SAN JOSE, Calif. – August 25, 2009– SEMI today announced the appointment of Allen Lu, Ph.D. as the president of SEMI China. Lu assumes responsibility for the association’s programs, products and services in China. He will oversee relationships with SEMI members, government and academia in the region; support SEMI international programs; and serve SEMI members from all regions that have interests in China. Lu succeeds Rong-Ling Chen, who has served as acting president of SEMI China since April 2009 and who will continue to serve SEMI as an advisor to Lu.

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.

“We are extremely pleased to have Allen Lu join SEMI as the president of SEMI China,” said Stanley T. Myers, president and CEO of SEMI. "Allen has demonstrated leadership in both the IDM and equipment manufacturing aspects of the semiconductor industry, and he possesses business acumen with a strong background of working with government, academia, and other organizations on behalf of the industry."

"We are both fortunate and honored that R.L. Chen agreed to serve as acting president during the transitional period after the departure of Mark Ding," said Myers. "R.L. has had an illustrious career in the Chinese semiconductor industry and possesses great familiarity with SEMI members and operations in the region. He is a strong supporter of SEMI, and we offer our heartfelt thanks for his contributions.”

“I am deeply honored to join SEMI as the president of SEMI China,” said Lu. “China is an exciting business environment with continuing growth opportunities in its semiconductor, PV, and FPD industries. My broad experiences in several aspects of the semiconductor industry supply chain will help me as we grow the value that we provide to SEMI members here in China and around the world. I value the deep relationships that SEMI already has in China, and together we will achieve great things for the industry.”

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


Steve Buehler/SEMI
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An electronic, high-resolution color photo of Allen Lu, Ph.D. is available from the web site.