SEMI Europe Standards Awards Honor Paul Williams and Roland Bindemann

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SEMI Europe Standards Awards Honor Paul Williams and Roland Bindemann

BRUSSELS, Belgium — October 26, 2010 — SEMI announced that Paul Williams of the University of Liverpool and Roland Bindemann of Freiberger Compound Materials received International Standards awards which were presented during SEMICON Europa 2010. Williams received a Standards leadership award for his dedication in leading the SEMI Standards Precursors Task Force, while Bindemann received a Standards honor award for his dedication to the advancement of SEMI Standards. The SEMI International Standards Program was established in 1973 and benefits the worldwide semiconductor, photovoltaic and emerging markets industries by helping to increase productivity and reduce costs.

Williams, formerly with SAFC but currently with the University of Liverpool, has led the SEMI Standards Precursors Task Force since 2005. Williams consistently built consensus while setting guidelines and seeking input from interested parties. Under his leadership, four major documents were published and four more draft documents are almost ready for balloting. The SEMI Standards Leadership Award was presented to Williams for his outstanding leadership in guiding the SEMI International Standards Program.

Since 1993, Bindemann of Freiberger Compound Materials has been involved with standardization efforts in Europe. In 2003, Bindemann was appointed as co-chair of the SEMI Europe Compound Materials Standards Committee. Now retired from Freiberger, Bindemann continues to be sponsored by the company to support SEMI European Standardization activities. The SEMI Standards Honor Award was presented to Dr. Bindemann for his long-standing dedication to the advancement of SEMI Standards.

“Paul Williams and Roland Bindemann received these Standards awards for exceptional commitment to the advancement of SEMI International Standards,” said Heinz Kundert, president of SEMI Europe. “SEMI is grateful for their commitment to the SEMI International Standards Program.”

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SEMI Europe
Brussels, Belgium
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San Jose, California
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