downloadGroupGroupnoun_press release_995423_000000 copyGroupnoun_Feed_96767_000000Group 19noun_pictures_1817522_000000Member company iconResource item iconStore item iconGroup 19Group 19noun_Photo_2085192_000000 Copynoun_presentation_2096081_000000Group 19Group Copy 7noun_webinar_692730_000000Path
Skip to main content

Meet Ajit

Hear his vision for SEMI to inspire greater connection, collaboration and innovation across the microelectronics industry.

AJIT Manocha: SEMI President and CEO

Throughout his career, Ajit Manocha has been a champion of semiconductor industry collaboration as a critical means of advancing technology for societal and economic prosperity. His four decades of industry experience gives him unique insights into the evolution of key trends and the concerns and priorities of member companies and their executives.
In his role as the president and CEO of SEMI, Manocha has broadened the association’s scope to serve the semiconductor and electronics manufacturing and design supply chain with an expanded range of offerings and member value. He has driven SEMI to fuel industry growth and foster collaboration on challenges such as geopolitical and sustainability concerns, the talent gap, and supply chain disruptions.


Semiconductor Industry Career Highlights

  • CEO at GlobalFoundries guiding its rise to a top 3 pure-play foundry
  • EVP and Chief Manufacturing Officer (COO) at Philips/NXP
  • Research Scientist and Senior Executive at the legendary Bell Laboratories
  • “Advanced Manufacturing Partnerships”
  • President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST)
Ajit Manocha SEMI CEO - Semiconductor Industry Career Highlights

SEMI Transformation Highlights

  • Expanded the association’s membership scope and benefits to serve the global electronics supply chain while maintaining core focus on the semiconductor manufacturing ecosystem.
  • Established Board of Industry Leaders to expand governance and vet priorities with broader electronics supply chain.
  • The Sustainability Initiative brings members together from across the semiconductor value chain to find solutions to common issues and share best practices.
  • The Semiconductor Climate Consortium aligns industry goals and approaches to continuously improve and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the industry value chain.
  • SEMI and the Global Advocacy program moved quickly to help ensure “essential business” status with governments during the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • The program is now helping members navigate increasing geopolitical tensions and export control barriers, supporting the approval of incentives legislation such as the S. CHIPS Act, and providing resources to guide member companies on incentives applications.
Ajit Manocha SEMI CEO - SEMI Transformation Highlights