Stan Myers Receives Imec Lifetime Achievement Award
At SEMICON West on July 11, SEMI president and CEO Stanley T. Myers received the imec Lifetime Achievement Award to honor his work as the long-time executive director and visionary of SEMI. Luc Van den hove, president and CEO of imec, described Myers as “a real icon for our industry.”
Van den hove presented the Lifetime Achievement Award to Myers, saying, “Imec and our 600 partners would like to thank you for your amazing contribution to the semiconductor industry, for stimulating worldwide collaboration and innovation.”
Van den hove said, “The Lifetime Achievement Award of imec is given to a personality who has had a deep and major impact in the industry and has set the course of the industry for better.” He discussed how, “Ever so often, there are individuals in each industry who [set] aside personal ambitions and dedicate themselves and their career to the goal of improving the industry and, through it, society.”
With more than 50 years devoted to the semiconductor industry, Myers certainly fits this description. Myers has been a board member at SEMI for the over 24 years. He was named president and CEO of the association in 1996. In his 15 years as SEMI president and CEO, Myers “played a vital role in the direction of the industry, and paid attention to each and every member equally and provided the ecosystem for many small companies to thrive and become the giants they are today.”
Myers announced his plans to step back from executive leadership in April 2011. Yet Myers will continue to support SEMI when a new president and CEO is named.
“In light of his retirement, it was only fitting for an institution such as imec to pay tribute to the role Stan has played in making semiconductor industry what it is today,” as well as convey “the gratitude of the industry for his sacrifices, dedication and hard work on behalf of all of our partners.”
Myers also worked for 17 years at Siltec, where he served as president and CEO. Siltec was acquired by Mitsubishi Materials Corporation in 1986, becoming Mitsubishi Silicon America (MSA). Myers continued as president and CEO of MSA for an additional decade before joining SEMI. Myers is also chairman of the National Science Foundation (NSF) Advisory Board to MATEC (Maricopa Advanced Technology Education Center), as well as a member of the Engineering Advisory Board to the School of Engineering, San Jose State University.
Imec performs world-leading research in nano-electronics, leveraging its scientific knowledge with the innovative power of its global partnerships in ICT, healthcare and energy. Imec delivers industry-relevant technology solutions. In a unique high-tech environment, its international top talent is committed to providing the building blocks for a better life in a sustainable society. Imec is headquartered in Leuven, Belgium, and has offices in Belgium, the Netherlands, Taiwan, USA, China and Japan. Its staff of about 1,900 people includes more than 500 industrial residents and guest researchers. In 2010, imec's revenue (P&L) was 285 million euro.
August 2, 2011