SEMI Director Emeritus Tetsuro “Terry” Higashi has received the Japan national decoration award, Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star in the 2020 Spring Conferment of Decorations, in recognition of his seminal contributions to the development of the semiconductor industry and Tokyo Electron (TEL). Higashi served on the SEMI Board of Directors from 1999 to 2009. TEL announced the honor for Higashi, who served as the Chairman, President and CEO of TEL.
“On behalf of my team at SEMI, I share heartfelt congratulations to Higashi-san on this well-deserved honor,” said Ajit Manocha, SEMI President and CEO. “Throughout the semiconductor manufacturing supply chain, he is recognized as an inspirational leader and a champion to the industry for his tireless, exemplary service over the course of his esteemed career at TEL and with SEMI.”