SEMI’s Board Election Results and Leadership Appointments Announced

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — July 11, 2017 — SEMI today announced that Mike Allison, president of the Semiconductor Division at Edwards, and Daisuke Murata, president and CEO of Murata Machinery, 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 two-year terms: Bertrand Loy, president and CEO of Entegris; Stephen Schwartz, president and CEO of Brooks Automation; Kyu Dong (KD) Sung, CEO of EO Technics; and Xinchao Wang, chairman of JCET.

Additionally, the SEMI Executive Committee confirmed Tetsuo Tsuneishi, chairman of the Board of Tokyo Electron, Ltd., as chairman of the SEMI Executive Committee. SEMI also confirmed Bertrand Loy, president and CEO of Entegris, as vice-chairman. 

The leadership appointments and the elected board members’ tenure become effective at the annual SEMI membership meeting on July 12, during SEMICON West 2017 in San Francisco, Calif. 

“The SEMI Board of Directors is comprised of recognized global business leaders who represent SEMI members and the industry, ensuring that SEMI develops and delivers member value in all regions,” said SEMI president and CEO Ajit Manocha.  “We congratulate the re-elected members, welcome Mike Allison and Murata-san to the Board, and are greatly appreciative for all of our board members’ contributions to the industry.”

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® connects nearly 2,000 member companies and 250,000 professionals worldwide annually to advance the technology and business of electronics manufacturing. SEMI members are responsible for the innovations in materials, design, equipment, software, and services that enable smarter, faster, more powerful, and more affordable electronic products. Since 1970, SEMI has built connections that have helped its members grow, create new markets, and address common industry challenges together. SEMI maintains offices in Bangalore, Beijing, Berlin, Brussels, Grenoble, Hsinchu, Seoul, Shanghai, Silicon Valley (Milpitas, Calif.), Singapore, Tokyo, and Washington, D.C.  For more information, visit and follow SEMI on LinkedIn and Twitter.

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