Allen Lu Named President of SEMI China

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Allen Lu Named President of SEMI China

Allen Lu, Ph.D. has been appointed the president of SEMI China. Lu assumes responsibility for the association’s programs, products and services in China. He will oversee relationships with SEMI members, government and academia in the region, support SEMI international programs and serve SEMI members from all regions that have interests in China. Lu succeeds Rong-Ling Chen, who has served as acting president of SEMI China since April 2009 and who will continue to serve SEMI as an advisor to Lu.

Prior to joining SEMI as regional president, Lu served as Technology Manufacturing and Engineering program Manager for the Intel Fab 68 program in Dalian, China. He was Director of Intel China Public Affairs in Shanghai for four years, and Group Leader of Intel’s California Technology and Manufacturing development teams for six years. Preceding his work at Intel, Lu was senior process engineer and project leader for Applied Materials. Lu began his semiconductor career as a research scientist at Northwestern University and North Carolina State University. Lu has a B.Sc. from the University of Science and technology of China and a Ph.D. in solid state physics from the University of Virginia.

“We are extremely pleased to have Allen Lu join SEMI as the president of SEMI China,” said Stanley T. Myers, president and CEO of SEMI. "Allen has demonstrated leadership in both the IDM and equipment manufacturing aspects of the semiconductor industry, and he possesses business acumen with a strong background of working with government, academia, and other organizations on behalf of the industry."

"We are both fortunate and honored that R.L. Chen agreed to serve as acting president during the transitional period after the departure of Mark Ding," said Myers. "R.L. has had an illustrious career in the Chinese semiconductor industry and possesses great familiarity with SEMI members and operations in the region. He is a strong supporter of SEMI, and we offer our heartfelt thanks for his contributions.”

“I am deeply honored to join SEMI as the president of SEMI China,” said Lu. “China is an exciting place to be with the continued growth of its semiconductor, PV, and FPD industries. My broad experience in both sides of the semiconductor industry will help me as we grow the value that we provide to SEMI members here in China and around the world. I value the deep relationships that SEMI already has in China, and together we will achieve great things for the industry.”

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September 1, 2009