Eric Tien Named President of SEMI Taiwan

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SAN JOSE, Calif. – May 15, 2005 – SEMI today announced the appointment of Eric Tien to the position of president of SEMI Taiwan. Tien will succeed George C.T. Lin who served in the role since joining the global industry association in 2000. Lin will be more fully dedicated to responsibilities leading the SEMI flat panel display strategy and remains in charge of SEMI operations and activities in Singapore. Tien and Lin report to SEMI president and CEO Stanley Myers.

Eric Tien assumes full responsibility for SEMI operations in Taiwan and oversees the association’s programs, products and services in the region. He is responsible for relationships with SEMI members as well as industry, government and academia in Taiwan. Additionally, he supports SEMI international programs and serves SEMI members from all regions that have interests in the Taiwan market. Notable among the major event responsibilities of the SEMI Taiwan office are the SEMICON Taiwan and FPD Taiwan expositions, global standards activities and regional member programs.

"I'm very pleased to have Eric Tien joining our global management team and heading our operations in Taiwan. He joins our other regional presidents in China, Europe, Korea, Japan, North America and Singapore in guiding our activities in the major markets for microelectronics, display and nanotechnology," said Stanley T. Myers, president and CEO of SEMI. "With over twenty years of global enterprise experience in general management, finance, and operations; Eric will be an asset in serving our members located in, and doing business in Taiwan."

Tien was previously CEO of Lerado Group, Zhongshan, China. His prior experience included over 10 years of experience with Acer in various international management positions including: general manager of Acer Latin America; senior vice president, Acer Pan America; managing director, Acer IMEA (India, Middle East, Africa); and vice president and CFO, Acer Europe.

Prior to his tenure with Acer, Tien served in management and finance positions with several companies in Taiwan including: ICRT, Jardine Riche Monde Ltd., and KPMG Peat Marwick,

Tien holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the Department of Public Finance at National Cheng-chi University, Taipei, Taiwan.

George Lin, vice president of SEMI Global FPD and President of SEMI Singapore, will concentrate on developing the association's services related to display manufacturing technology and continues to oversee SEMI activities in Singapore, including the SEMICON Singapore exposition.

"For the past six years George Lin has had a distinguished career in developing SEMI services in Taiwan," said Myers. "He will now more fully devote his energies to enhancing products and services for SEMI members with interests in the global FPD market, which continues to be a growing sector for many SEMI members."

SEMI is a global industry association serving companies that provide equipment, materials and services used to manufacture semiconductors, displays, nano-scaled structures, micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) and related technologies. SEMI maintains offices in Austin, Beijing, Brussels, Hsinchu, Moscow, San Jose (Calif.), Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit

Editors Note: A photograph of Eric Tien is available from the SEMI website at the following URL:


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