Debasish Choudhury Named President of SEMI India

SAN JOSE, Calif. – January 6, 2011 – SEMI today announced the appointment of Debasish Paul Choudhury to the position of president of SEMI India effective January 15, 2011. Choudhury will succeed Sathya Prasad, who is leaving SEMI but will continue to participate as a member of the SEMI India PV Advisory Committee through the management transition.

Choudhury assumes full responsibility for SEMI operations in India and will oversee development of the association’s programs, committees, products and services in the region. He is responsible for relationships with SEMI members as well as industry, government, academia and other local associations in India. Additionally, he is charged with supporting SEMI members from all regions that have interests in SOLARCON India and the region's burgeoning photovoltaic manufacturing supply chain.

”This is a critical time for India’s high-technology manufacturing future," said Stanley T. Myers, president and CEO of SEMI. “With a rapidly developing solar PV supply chain, a growing global role in semiconductor development and consumption, and a promising future in emerging high-growth markets such as high-brightness LEDs, Debasish Choudhury will bring valuable industry experience that will be a tremendous asset for India industry and SEMI members.”

Debasish Choudhury brings over 16 years of management, industry information and exposition planning experience to SEMI. Choudhury previously served as Country Manager and Regional Editor for Trafalgar Publications Ltd. and was responsible for the South East Asia editions of Global SMT & Packaging magazine and Global Solar Technology magazine. He launched the online edition of the Global SMT & Packaging magazine and was also instrumental in launching the online version of Global Solar Technology magazine. He was the website editor of Global Solar Technology which has been one of the “Top 50” solar websites since its inception.

From 1998 to 2008, Choudhury was a general manager in the Electronics Business Group of Exhibitions India where he started Solar Tech India, a solar technology trade show, as well as numerous other trade events dedicated to the technology, electronics and financial services industries.

About 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. Austin, Beijing, Bengaluru, Berlin, Brussels, Grenoble, Hsinchu, Moscow, San Jose, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo, and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit www.semi.org

About PV Group

PV Group represents SEMI member companies involved in the solar energy manufacturing supply chain. Members provide manufacturing equipment, materials, cells, modules, sub-systems, and components to the solar energy industry worldwide. Our mission is to advance industry growth, support continuous efficiency improvements and promote sustainable business practices through international standards development, events, public policy advocacy, EHS support, market intelligence, and other services. For more information, visit www.pvgroup.org

Editor’s Note: A photograph of Debasish Choudhury is available at: www.semi.org/en/ctr_042781

Association Contact

Deborah Geiger/SEMI
Tel: 1.408.943.7988
E-mail: dgeiger@semi.org

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