March 21, 2007 – Kenici Sekiya, former president/CEO/chairman of DISCO Corp., and Arthur Zafiropoulo, chairman/CEO of Ultratech Inc., have been appointed emeritus members of the SEMI board of directors, in recognition of their service to SEMI and the semiconductor industry, the association announced.
Skye led DISCO for 43 years until his retirement in early 2006. He was a voting member of SEMI’s International Board of Directors from 1994-2002 (and as a non-voting member through 2004), and also served on SEMI’s Japan Regional Advisory Board and International Trade Partners Conference organizing committee.
Zafiropoulo, a member of SEMI’s International Board of Directors since 1995, was a founding member and chairman of the SEMI Foundation Board of Trustees, which promotes SEMI education and workforce development initiatives. He was also the first recipient of SEMI’s Bob Graham Award, recognizing those who enhance customer value and promote the growth of the semiconductor equipment and materials industry through marketing excellence. His dry etch startup Drytek was acquired by General Signal in 1986, after which he led the company’s semiconductor equipment group international operations, and became president of its Ultratech Stepper business unit, which was spun out in 1993.
“These individuals have made significant and long-standing contributions to SEMI and its worldwide membership over many years,” said Stanley Myers, president and CEO of SEMI, in a statement.