SEMI adds industry veteran to Americas leadership

Dec. 1, 2016

San Jose, CA. SEMI yesterday announced the hire of David Anderson as president of the SEMI Americas region. Reporting to SEMI’s president and CEO, the president of SEMI Americas has P&L responsibility as well as ownership of all Americas region programs and events, including SEMICON West.

Anderson will be responsible for SEMI Americas activities in establishing industry standards, advocacy, community development, expositions, and programs.  With broad experience in the semiconductor device industry and having held leadership positions in associations, consortia, and on boards of directors, Anderson brings the diverse skills necessary to lead SEMI’s Americas region.

Anderson has past experience at Fairchild Semiconductor, National Semiconductor, the Semiconductor Industry Suppliers Association, and SEMATECH. At SEMATECH, in addition to other industry-advancing achievements, he helped launch the global ISMI (International SEMATECH Manufacturing Initiative) effort to improve the productivity and cost performance of semiconductor manufacturing equipment and operations.

Most recently, Anderson was CEO and chairman of Novati Technologies, a specialty manufacturing fab and provider of semiconductor and related process technology development and commercialization services. Novati’s solutions included semiconductor, MEMS, sensors, microfluidics, silicon-photonics, and novel materials. Prior to that, he held executive leadership positions for development foundries ATDF and SVTC Technologies.

“Dave’s vast experience in semiconductor equipment, as well as in a wide range of silicon devices, provides a practical understanding of the full electronics manufacturing supply chain,” said Denny McGuirk, president and CEO of SEMI. “He has built global organizations and communities both at SEMI member companies and in SEMI partner consortia. This will enable Dave to hit the ground running at SEMI. Dave already has solid relationships with many of SEMI’s members in both the Americas and worldwide. As I head toward my announced retirement, I’m confident that Dave will strengthen SEMI’s global executive team and will lead the Americas organization to success in our SEMI 2020 initiative.”

Anderson is filling the position previously held by Karen Savala until her recent retirement from SEMI.

SEMI connects more than 2,000 member companies and more than a quarter-million professionals worldwide to advance the science and business of electronics manufacturing. Since 1970, SEMI has built connections that have helped its members grow, create new markets, and address common industry challenges together. SEMI maintains offices in Bangalore, Beijing, Berlin, Brussels, Grenoble, Hsinchu, Moscow, San Jose, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo, and Washington, DC.

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