Archie Hwang Named Chairman of SEMI

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Archie Hwang Named Chairman of SEMI


Richard Wallace and Wasuke Nakano Elected to SEMI Board


SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – July 12, 2006 -- SEMI today announced the appointment of Archie Hwang, chairman and CEO of Hermes-Epitek, as chairman of the industry association's International Board of Directors. Hwang succeeds Ed Segal, senior advisor to Metron Technology, who served as chairman for the past year. The results of the association's annual elections were announced at the annual SEMI membership meeting, which was held today during the SEMICON West 2006 exposition in San Francisco.

In addition to the chairman's election, the association's membership elected Wasuke Nakano, vice president and executive officer, and general manager, Semiconductor Equipment Business Group for Hitachi High-Technologies and Richard P. Wallace, chief executive officer, KLA-Tencor Corporation, to the board of directors. Jerry Coder, president emeritus of DuPont Electronic Technologies, succeeds Segal as vice chairman of the board.

"SEMI is pleased to welcome Archie Hwang as chairman and Wasuke Nakano and Rick Wallace as new board members," said Stanley Myers, president and CEO of SEMI. "Their industry experience and counsel will be of great value to SEMI as the organization moves forward during a time of great industry change."

Hwang founded Hermes-Epitek in 1977 and Episil Technologies in 1985. He is currently serving as chairman and CEO of Hermes-Epitek.

"Over the past 36 years, SEMI has served the needs of our global industry and helped members expand their business,” said Hwang. “As we move into a very exciting and challenging time, I am pleased and honored to serve as the chairman of this organization.”

In accordance with the association's by-laws, the following board members were reelected: Robert Akins, chairman and CEO of Cymer, Inc.; Jerry Coder, president emeritus of Dupont Electronic Technologies; Arthur Katsaros , group vice president of Development and Technology at Air Products & Chemicals; J.C. Kim, president of Songwon Edwards, Ltd.; Stephen Newberry, president and CEO of Lam Research Corporation; Kasei Nomiya, chairman of Ultratech K.K.; Franz Richter, president of Semiconductor Equipment Segment at Unaxis

George Chamillard, chairman of Teradyne and Atsushi Horiba, president and CEO of Horiba, Ltd. were elected as first-term ex-officio directors. Brad Mattson, chairman of Tegal; Ed Segal, senior advisor at Metron Technology; and Duane Wadsworth, director of Micro-Mechanics, were elected as third-term ex-officio directors.

The global industry association's 18 voting directors, five non-voting ex-officio and seven emeritus directors, represent companies from Europe, Japan, Korea, North America 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 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 (California), Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit

Editors' Note: A downloadable photograph of new SEMI Chairman Archie Hwang is available at


Jonathan Davis/SEMI
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