SAN JOSE, Calif. – August 30, 2016 – SEMI today announced the appointment of Lung Chu as president of SEMI China effective September 1, 2016. With the recent broadening ambitions for China’s indigenous semiconductor supply chain, Lung Chu joins SEMI at a critical inflection in the China market. Chu will be instrumental in evolving and repositioning SEMI’s programs, committees, products and services in China to deliver the highest member value in the rapidly changing China semiconductor ecosystem.
With the announcement of "National Guideline for IC Industry Development" and “Made in China 2025” initiatives, the China government and industry are set to significantly improve self-sufficiency for integrated circuits (ICs) manufacturing in China by 2025. This stimulated recent China M&A activity across the semiconductor manufacturing supply chain (Spreadtrum, OmniVision, ISS, Mattson Technology, STATS ChipPAC), new investments by Chinese companies (SMIC, XMC, etc.), and investment in China factories by multinationals (Intel, Samsung, SK Hynix, TSMC, GlobalFoundries).
“With China’s rapidly changing industry, Lung Chu was chosen for his wide range of semiconductor supply chain and leadership experience to ensure SEMI China delivers the best platform and services to its members and overall industry with growth and prosperity. Lung’s personal relationships and track record with industry executives and China government officials related to the semiconductor manufacturing industry will benefit SEMI members in China and worldwide. I look forward to working with Lung to transform SEMI China into a local partner for China’s “Made in China 2025” initiative,” said Denny McGuirk, president and CEO of SEMI.
With over 30 years of experience in semiconductor equipment, IC design, EDA/IP, semiconductor manufacturing, and system integration, Chu is uniquely suited to lead SEMI China’s growth harmonized with the SEMI 2020 Vision to connect and increase collaboration across the entire semiconductor manufacturing supply chain. Most recently, Chu spent seven years as corporate VP and president of China Operations for Global Unichip. Chu served as president of Asia Pacific at Cadence Design Systems, Magma Design Automation; and held executive management positions at KLA-Tencor, Apple Computer, and Philips Semiconductor (in Silicon Valley, California).
Chu served as president/chairman of the Chinese American Semiconductor Professional Organization (CASPA) and currently heads Shanghai and Hsinchu chapters. Chu holds a Bachelor’s degree in engineering from National Taiwan University and a Master’s degree in engineering from Case Western Reserve University. He also has MSEE and MBA degrees from California State University.
SEMI® connects more than 2,000 member companies and more than a quarter-million professionals worldwide to advance the science 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, Moscow, San Jose, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo, and Washington, D.C. For more information about SEMI, visit www.semi.org and follow SEMI on LinkedIn and Twitter.
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