SEMI Presents 2005 North American Government Leadership Award to Senator Enzi


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SEMI Presents 2005 North American Government Leadership Award to Senator Michael Enzi (R-WY)

WASHINGTON, D.C., April 26, 2005 – SEMI today recognized Wyoming Senator Michael Enzi with the industry’s 2005 North American Government Leadership Award during a luncheon with SEMI member executives on Capitol Hill in Washington.

Senator Enzi is recognized for his long-standing leadership and strong support on issues important to America’s high-tech community. He has been the primary Senate advocate on updating the Export Administration Act (EAA) and on ensuring that U.S. policies contribute to national security, economic competitiveness, and technological leadership. Senator Enzi also supports more visibility in corporate accounting and the need to address the significant economic consequences that would result from mandated expensing of broad-based employee stock option plans. He also serves as the new Chairman of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions.

"Senator Enzi is a true champion for our industry,” said Victoria Hadfield, president of SEMI North America. "Whether it is export control, accounting reform, or other issues, he brings a well-thought and reasoned approach to policy making. We are greatly honored to present the North American Government Leadership Award to Senator Enzi."

The SEMI North American Government Leadership Award recognizes policymakers in the United States who have demonstrated outstanding leadership on issues and policies that advance the development and growth of the U.S. microelectronics equipment and materials industry. The recipients of the award are selected by the SEMI North American Advisory Board. The award is presented in conjunction with the SEMI Washington Forum, the organization’s annual executive and policymaker event in Washington, D.C.

SEMI is a global industry association for companies participating in the microelectronics and display industries. SEMI maintains offices in Austin, Beijing, Brussels, Hsinchu, Moscow, San Jose (Calif.), Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo and Washington, D.C.
For more information, visit www.semi.org.

ASSOCIATION CONTACTS:

Ken Schramko/SEMI North America
Tel: 1.202.289.0440
E-mail: kschramko@semi.org

Michael Droeger/SEMI
Tel: 1.408.943.6953
E-mail: mdroeger@semi.org