As President of SEMI Japan, Masahiko (Jim) Hamajima has full responsibility for SEMI operations and oversees development of the association’s programs, committees, products, and services in the region. He is responsible for relationships with SEMI members as well as with representatives of industry, government, academia, and other local constituencies. He is additionally charged with supporting SEMI members worldwide who have interests in SEMICON Japan, the region's premier microelectronics event.
Hamajima brings more than 30 years of experience in the semiconductor equipment industry in Japan and the U.S. and a comprehensive understanding of the global industry. Starting at Tokyo Electron Ltd. (TEL) in diffusion, Hamajima later held vice president positions overseeing multiple product lines at Tokyo Electron America and later for Cleaning Systems in Japan. Hamajima’s experience includes leading complex integrations as senior vice president at Timbre Technologies and as vice president and general manager at TEL-FSI. Prior to joining SEMI, Hamajima served as vice president and general manager of Corporate Strategy at TEL. Hamajima holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Metallurgy from the Nagoya Institute of Technology.