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SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — July 12, 2016 — SEMI today announced that Jon D. Kemp, president of DuPont Electronics & Communications, and Tadahiro Suhara, president of SCREEN Semiconductor Solutions Co., Ltd., were elected as new directors to the SEMI International Board of Directors in accordance with the association's by-laws.

Nine current board members were re-elected for a two-year term: Martin Anstice, president and CEO of Lam Research; Kevin T. Crofton, president of SPTS Technologies (an Orbotech company); Mitsunobu (Nobu) Koshiba, representative director and president of JSR Corporation; Yong Han (YH) Lee, chairman of Wonik; Sue Lin, vice chairman of Hermes Epitek Corporation; Tetsuo (Tom) Tsuneishi, chairman of the Board of Tokyo Electron Ltd.; Tien Wu, director and COO of ASE Group; Natsunosuke Yago, president,  representative director, and chairman of Ebara Corporation; and Guoming Zhang, executive VP of Sevenstar Electronics.   

Additionally, the SEMI Executive Committee confirmed Yong Han Lee, chairman of Wonik as SEMI 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 13, during SEMICON West 2016 in San Francisco, California. 

“SEMI and its membership are fortunate to have an accomplished, diverse and global board to oversee the association’s strategic direction,” said SEMI president and CEO Denny McGuirk.  “We appreciate our board members’ contributions to the industry, congratulate the re-elected members, and welcome Jon Kemp and Suhara-san, who begin their terms of service as SEMI directors.”

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.

About SEMI

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 and follow SEMI on LinkedIn and Twitter.

Association Contact

Deborah Geiger/SEMI
Phone: 1.408.943.7988

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