SEMATECH names ex-IBMer Armbrust as CEO; Polcari now chair

November 16, 2009 –  Semiconductor consortium SEMATECH has named Daniel Armbrust as president/CEO effective immediately, succeeding Michael Polcari who after nearly seven years in the position becomes board chairman.

Armbrust, a 25-year vet of IBM, most recently was VP of 300mm semiconductor operations at the company’s facility in East Fishkill, NY, and previously held positions related to process development, manufacturing, and client engagement.

"Dan has the right blend of talents for the job," notably "ability to lead top performing teams, his strong credentials in both R&D and manufacturing, and his experience in driving strategic alliances," according to Polcari, in a statement.


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