SEMI CEO Stanley T. Myers Honored by Silicon Valley Engineering Council
Myers Joins Industry Pioneers in Council Hall of Fame
SAN JOSE, Calif. – February 29, 2008 – Stanley T. Myers, president and CEO of SEMI, has been honored as a 2008 inductee into the Silicon Valley Engineering Council (SVEC) Hall of Fame. With his induction, Myers joins a unique group of Silicon Valley visionaries including Intel co-founders Bob Noyce and Gordon Moore; inventor of the microprocessor, Ted Hoff; and other legendary Silicon Valley engineers responsible for shaping the industry.
Myers, who has held the position of SEMI president and CEO for over a decade, was honored for his role as a pioneer in Zero Dislocation Silicon Crystal growth, and for creating the SEMI Foundation, an industry-driven math and science-based career exploration program for high school students and teachers, promoting education and careers in the fields of science, mathematics and high technology.
Prior to his appointment as SEMI president in 1996, Myers worked for 17 years at Siltec Silicon, serving as president and CEO since 1985, and in 1986 he completed negotiations for Mitsubishi Materials Corporation’s acquisition of Siltec, which subsequently changed its name to Mitsubishi Silicon America Corporation. Prior to Siltec, Myers worked for Monsanto Corporation for 18 years.
“I am honored, humbled and very proud to receive this prestigious recognition,” said Myers. “Looking forward to the future of our industry, it is imperative that the leaders of today work actively to encourage and inspire the next generation, our leaders of tomorrow.”
The award was conferred during a banquet organized by the SVEC, which was attended and sponsored by over 25 local and regional engineering associations. In addition to Myers, other inductees for the evening included Mr. W.J. “Jerry” Sanders, founder and chairman emeritus of AMD, and Dr. Ernest Kuh, engineering dean emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley.
About the Silicon Valley Engineering Council
Founded in 1989, the Silicon Valley Engineering Council is a non-profit educational organization. Its purpose is to assist its member engineering and technical societies in Silicon Valley to better serve our members and the community.
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, Beijing, Brussels, Hsinchu, Moscow, San Jose, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo, and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit www.semi.org.