SEMI Honors Anna Eshoo with 2006 North American Government Leadership Award


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SEMI Honors Representative Anna Eshoo with 2006 North American Government Leadership Award

WASHINGTON, D.C. – May 10, 2006 – SEMI today recognized Representative Anna Eshoo (D-CA) of the 14th Congressional district of California with the industry’s 2006 North American Government Leadership Award. The award, an encased 300mm semiconductor wafer, was presented to the Congresswoman during a breakfast in Washington with SEMI member executives.

Representative Eshoo is distinguished for her long-standing leadership and strong support on issues important to SEMI members and America’s high-tech community. As a supporter of the House Democrat Innovation Agenda she champions policies that invest in education, research and development, and innovation.

“We are grateful for Representative Eshoo’s support of the SEMI Foundation’s High Tech University program, which is fundamental in helping to fill the pipeline of students with advanced degrees in math, science and engineering,” said Victoria Hadfield, president of SEMI North America. “We also appreciate her support of the Focus Center Research Program, which is a joint initiative by government and industry to fund basic research at U.S. universities.”

"Representative Eshoo’s record is highly commendable,” Hadfield continued. "No matter if it is American competitiveness, export control, accounting reform, or other issues affecting the high-tech community; she brings a balanced and educated approach to policy making. We appreciate all that she does and are greatly honored to present this award to her today”

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 event in Washington, D.C.

SEMI is a global industry association serving companies that provide equipment, materials and services used to manufacture semiconductors, displays, nano-scaled structures, micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) and related technologies. 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

Scott Smith/SEMI
Tel: 1.408.943.7957
E-mail: ssmith@semi.org