Yoichi (Hank) Nakagawa Named President of SEMI Japan


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Yoichi (Hank) Nakagawa Named President of SEMI Japan

TOKYO, Japan – December 4, 2007 – SEMI today announced the appointment of Yoichi (Hank) Nakagawa to the position of president of SEMI Japan effective January 1, 2008. Mr. Nakagawa assumes full responsibility for the Japan office of SEMI, which has been overseen by Dennosuke (Dennis) Uchida for the past five months.

Mr. Nakagawa assumes full responsibility for SEMI operations in Japan and oversees the association’s programs, products and services in the region. He is responsible for relationships with SEMI members as well as industry, related organizations and academia in Japan. Additionally, he supports SEMI international programs and serves SEMI members from all regions that have interests in the Japanese markets for technology and materials to manufacture semiconductors, displays, photovoltaics, and related electronic products.

"As the largest market in the world for semiconductor equipment and materials manufacturing, Japan is an integral region for SEMI members worldwide,” said Stanley T. Myers, president and CEO of SEMI. “I have the utmost confidence that Nakagawa-san has the experience and ability to effectively serve member companies in Japan and around the world who conduct business in this important market.”

Prior to joining SEMI, Mr. Nakagawa was president and representative director both at Nova Measuring Instruments K.K. (2006 - 2007) and at Helix Technology K.K. (1996 - 2005). Before that, he held a variety of senior management, business development, sales and marketing positions at GE Capital Japan, Applied Materials Japan, and Tokyo Electron Limited. Mr. Nakagawa earned his Bachelor degree in Electronic engineering from the Musashi Institute of Technology in Tokyo.

Following a career spanning over 40 years, including almost 11 years with SEMI Japan as its president, Dennosuke Uchida will work closely with Mr. Nakagawa to transition full management responsibility by the beginning of the year. He will then continue over the next year in a global capacity as Special Advisor to SEMI CEO, Stanley T. Myers.

"For over a decade, Uchida-san made enormous contributions to the association by overseeing SEMI Japan operations,” said Myers. “We extend our greatest appreciation to him for his achievements as president, unwavering loyalty to our industry, and dedication to SEMI.”

SEMI is the global industry association serving the manufacturing supply chains for the microelectronic, display and photovoltaic industries. SEMI member companies are the engine of the future, enabling smarter, faster and more economical products that improve our lives. Since 1970, SEMI has been committed to helping members grow more profitably, create new markets and meet common industry challenges. SEMI maintains offices in Austin, Beijing, Brussels, Hsinchu, Moscow, San Jose, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo, and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit www.semi.org.

Editors Note: A photograph of Yoichi Nakagawa is available from the SEMI website at the following URL: HTTP://content.semi.org/cms/groups/public/documents/newsresources/p042720.jpg

ASSOCIATION CONTACTS:

Jonathan Davis/SEMI

Ph: 408.943.6937

E-mail: jdavis@semi.org

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