Results of Board Elections and Leadership Appointments Announced by SEMI

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — July 14, 2015 — SEMI today announced that Stephen S. Schwartz, CEO of Brooks Automation, and Toshikazu Umatate, senior vice president and general manager of the Semiconductor Lithography Business at Nikon Corporation, were elected as new directors to the SEMI International Board of Directors in accordance with the association's by-laws.

Four current board members were re-elected for a two-year term: Bertrand Loy, president and CEO of Entegris; Dave Miller, president of DuPont Electronics & Communications; Kyu Dong Sung, CEO of EO Technics; and Xinchao Wang, chairman and CEO of JCET.  

Additionally, the SEMI Executive Committee confirmed Yong Han Lee, chairman of Wonik as SEMI Executive Committee chairman, and Tetsuo Tsuneishi, chairman of the Board of Tokyo Electron, Ltd. as SEMI vice-chairman.

The leadership appointments and the elected board members’ tenure become effective at the annual SEMI membership meeting on July 15, during SEMICON West 2015 in San Francisco, California. 

“These two distinguished industry leaders will be tremendous assets to the SEMI Board of Directors,” said Denny McGuirk, president and CEO of SEMI. “We also appreciate the continued service of those re-elected to the Board their counsel and wisdom is valued as SEMI responds to new industry challenges, inflections, and opportunities.”

SEMI’s 19 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.

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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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