Semi pioneer Hugle mourned

October 16, 2003 – Semiconductor industry pioneer Bill Hugle passed away on October 14 at the age of 76.

Hugle, along with Fred Kulicke, started the SEMI organization and the SEMICON trade show over 30 years ago, and was named its first president.

He had formed a dozen semiconductor-related technology firms either alone or with partners, the last of which, Hugle Holithics, was launched in 2000 to focus on lensless diffractive optical processes.


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