SEMI Establishes Fund for Japan Relief Efforts

A Message from Stan Myers, SEMI CEO and President

At this time of immense loss and ongoing human tragedy occurring as a result of the March 11 earthquake in Japan, I am establishing a SEMI fund for humanitarian relief efforts.

All donations received, along with a SEMI corporate contribution, will be directed to the International Red Cross Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami Fund.

The impact on our colleagues, friends and professional associates in Japan as well as all the people of that great nation, is truly profound and shocking.  As I have authorized for natural disasters in other regions in the past, I wish to both encourage and amplify the generosity of both SEMI staff members and member companies who wish to contribute at this time of great need.

This fund is open to SEMI members who wish to include their giving with an industry-wide effort.  While several larger SEMI members have independently announced sizable donations, others may wish to join a broader coalition under the auspices of SEMI.

To participate, please write a check in $US dollars to the International Red Cross and send to Jim Jackman, 3081 Zanker Road, San Jose, CA 95134. If you have questions, Jim’s email is

Our heartfelt thoughts, prayers and deepest concern go to the people of Japan.

March 23, 2011