Summary : Steve Nakayama honored for his contribution in helping globalize the semiconductor equipment industry. He talks about how ITPC got started and the methods he used to convince Japanese semiconductor executives that attending a conference in Hawaii would benefit the world. His efforts significantly reduced trade friction between Japan and the United States.
Steve Nakayama was honored for his contribution in helping globalize the semiconductor equipment industry. His efforts significantly reduced trade friction between Japan and the United States.
SEMI's Sales & Marketing Excellence Award
SEMI's Sales & Marketing Excellence Award is our industry’s highest honor for excellence in sales and marketing. The award was established by SEMI in remembrance of our industry’s greatest marketing professional, Bob Graham, after he passed away in 1998. He believed that the sole purpose of sales and marketing was to serve the customer by keeping product offerings and development focused on customer need. The award is presented annually to recognize individuals for their outstanding achievement in the establishment of marketing and sales programs that created lasting value for customers of the semiconductor equipment and materials industry. This section of VLSI Research’s web site honors these individuals with an archive that chronicles their achievements and documents the lessons they learned for all posterity.