Aviza appoints Japan exec

November 29, 2006 – Aviza Technology Inc. has appointed Masaaki Yashiro as president of its Japan KK unit, responsible for managing day-to-day operations, supporting Aviza’s current customer base in Japan and broadening and strengthening the company’s market presence in the region.

Yashiro previously was president and COO of SEZ Japan, and before that was VP of corporate development and technology at Tokyo Electron Ltd., where he oversaw 300mm JDP activities. He also worked at Texas Instruments for approximately 15 years, focusing primarily on DRAM technology development, productization, and volume manufacturing.


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