Herbert Reichl Receives European SEMI Award 2010
BRUSSELS, Belgium — October 22, 2010 — SEMI announced today that Prof. Dr. Herbert Reichl has been selected as recipient for the European SEMI Award 2010. The award was presented during SEMICON Europa 2010 in Dresden, Germany. The European SEMI Award was established more than two decades ago to recognize individuals and teams who made a significant contribution to the European semiconductor and related industries.
Reichl is being recognized for over 20 years of contributions to advanced semiconductor packaging technologies. He started researching silicon sensor technology in the early 1980s. Early on, Reichl recognized the importance of research and development in the area of “Electronic Packaging,” founding the “Research Center Microperipheric Technologies” in 1986 in cooperation with the Technical University of Berlin. He also played a pivotal role in establishing the Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration in 1991. These two internationally leading research centers emerged under his leadership. In addition, Reichl supported initiatives and networking with key European organizations including SEMI, MEDEA, EURIMUS and ENIAC.
“Prof. Reichl is a driving force in the field of semiconductor advanced packaging. He has made impressive contributions to advances in technology,” said Heinz Kundert, president of SEMI Europe. “We are pleased to recognize him for his significant industry accomplishments.”
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.
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