Congressman George Miller Receives 2007 Government Leadership Award


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SEMI Presents the 2007 North American Government Leadership Award to Congressman George Miller

WASHINGTON, D.C. – May 2, 2007 – SEMI today recognized Representative George Miller (D-CA) with the industry’s 2007 North American Government Leadership Award. The SEMI North American Government Leadership Award was established in 2004 to recognize policymakers in the United States who have demonstrated outstanding leadership on issues and policies that advance the development and growth of the U.S. semiconductor equipment and materials industry.

The award, an encased 300mm semiconductor wafer, was presented to the Congressman during a lunch on Capitol Hill attended by over 20 SEMI member company executives. Recipients of the award are selected by the SEMI North American Advisory Board, and the award is presented in conjunction with the SEMI Washington Forum, the organization’s annual executive conference in Washington, DC.

“We are very happy to present the award to Chairman George Miller this year,” said Victoria Hadfield, president of SEMI North America. “He has long been a strong ally in promoting math and science education so that we can ensure that the United States has a qualified workforce to maintain our technological leadership.”

“SEMI was honored to have Chairman Miller attend our 2005 Washington Forum dinner and meet with member company executives to discuss a range of innovation policy priorities. He quickly demonstrated his leadership on this issue when he helped draft the House Democrats’ Innovation Agenda shortly thereafter.” Hadfield continued, “We appreciate Chairman Miller’s leadership to address critical innovation challenges facing our country and for working so hard on this initiative.”

Rep. Miller is the Chairman of the House Education and Labor Committee. He was a chief sponsor of the original No Child Left Behind Act. Reauthorization of this landmark education reform legislation is one of his committee’s highest priorities for this Congress. Chairman Miller also serves as a member of the House Democratic Leadership as the Chairman of the House Democratic Policy Committee. He has represented the 7th district of California since 1975.

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 Scott Smith/SEMI
Tel: 1.202.289.0440 Tel: 1.408.943.7957
E-mail: kschramko@semi.org E-mail: ssmith@semi.org