SEMI Announces Results of Board Elections and Leadership Appointments

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — July 8, 2013 — SEMI today announced the results of its annual Board of Directors elections. Bertrand Loy, president and CEO of Entegris, Kyu Dong Sung, CEO of EO Technics, and Xinchao Wang, chairman of JCET, were elected as new directors to the SEMI International Board of Directors. The re-election of existing board members was announced, in addition to new leadership appointments. André-Jacques Auberton-Hervé, chairman, CEO and president of Soitec, will serve as SEMI chairman and Yong Han Lee, chairman of Wonik, as SEMI vice-chairman.

Auberton-Hervé succeeds Doug Neugold, chairman, CEO and president of ATMI, who served as SEMI chairman for the last two years. The leadership appointments and elected board members’ tenure becomes effective at the annual SEMI membership meeting, to be held Wednesday, July 10, during the SEMICON West 2013 and Intersolar North America expositions in San Francisco, California. 

“Our industry congratulates the newly-elected members of the SEMI International Board of Directors,” said Denny McGuirk, president and CEO of SEMI. “We also very much appreciate the continued service of re-elected members and board leadership.”

In accordance with the association's by-laws, the following five board members were re-elected for a two-year term:  André-Jacques Auberton-Hervé, chairman, CEO and president, Soitec;  David B. Miller, president, DuPont Electronics and Communications; Michael R. Splinter, chairman and CEO, Applied Materials Inc.; Ho-Ming Tong, general manager and chief R&D officer, group R&D, ASE Group;  and Kazuo Ushida, managing director, senior executive officer and president of Precision Equipment Co., Nikon Corporation.

SEMI’s 21 voting directors and 11 emeritus directors represent companies from Europe, China, Japan, Korea, North America, and Taiwan, reflecting the global scope of the association’s activities. SEMI directors are elected by the general membership as voting members of the board and can serve a total of five two-year terms.

About SEMI

SEMI is the global industry association serving the nano- and micro-electronic manufacturing supply chains. Our 1,900 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 Bangalore, Beijing, Berlin, Brussels, Grenoble, Hsinchu, Moscow, San Jose, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo, and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit

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Phone: 1.408.943.7988

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