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Wally Rhines — HoF

Wally Rhines: Wally is an industry legend, having climbed the ladder to run TI’s semiconductor and data systems gro ...

Wally Rhines: Wally is an industry legend, having climbed the ladder to run TI’s semiconductor and data systems groups and then left to run Mentor ... See more
Tom Sonderman — HoF

Tom Sonderman: If any single person can be credited with preparing our industry for COVID-19, it has to be Tom. His ...

Tom Sonderman: If any single person can be credited with preparing our industry for COVID-19, it has to be Tom. His pioneering leadership in developing the first functional wafer fab AI decision-making system d ...See more
Heinz Kundert — HoF

Heinz Kundert: The executive investors turn to when they need to transform an introverted European company into a g ...

Heinz Kundert: The executive investors turn to when they need to transform an introverted European company into a global semiconductor industry player ... See more
Mark Jagiela — HoF

Mark Jagiela: Built Teradyne’s Semiconductor Test business into a solid base to drive expansion into adjacent manuf ...

Mark Jagiela: Built Teradyne’s Semiconductor Test business into a solid base to drive expansion into adjacent manufacturing automation technologies and markets ... See more
Ajit Manocha — HoF

Ajit Manocha: Steered SEMI through its business model challenge from COVID-19 and raised its relevance as geopoliti ...

Ajit Manocha: Steered SEMI through its business model challenge from COVID-19 and raised its relevance as geopolitics swarmed over the semiconductor industry again ... See more
Herbert Blaschitz — HoF

Herbert Blaschitz: If you are planning a fab, Herbert is the first person you call; he grew Exyte into a world lead ...

Herbert Blaschitz: If you are planning a fab, Herbert is the first person you call; he grew Exyte into a world leader Fab project engineering firm ... See more
Tony (Toshiki) Kawai — All S ...

Tony (Toshiki) Kawai: Kawai-san's results clearly show TEL has surmounted its succession woes of the past with his ...

Tony (Toshiki) Kawai: Kawai-san's results clearly show TEL has surmounted its succession woes of the past with his leadership and willingness to risk major commitments to capture opportunities well down the roa ...See more
Stefano Felici, Roberto Crip ...

Stefano Felici, Roberto Crippa, and Cristiano Crippa: For building Technoprobe, a company founded by Giuseppe Cripp ...

Stefano Felici, Roberto Crippa, and Cristiano Crippa: For building Technoprobe, a company founded by Giuseppe Crippa in 1995, into the market leader in non-memory probe card market ... See more
Ruurd Boomsma — All Star 202 ...

Ruurd Boomsma: For directing development of BESI’s leading-edge products such as the Hybrid Bonding, which has pote ...

Ruurd Boomsma: For directing development of BESI’s leading-edge products such as the Hybrid Bonding, which has potential to change semiconductor manufacturing into more effective integration schemes ... See more
Rick Wallace — All Star 2020 ...

Rick Wallace: It’s been just over four years since the failed merger with Lam… long enough to demonstrate Rick’s ex ...

Rick Wallace: It’s been just over four years since the failed merger with Lam… long enough to demonstrate Rick’s extraordinary leadership skills ... See more
Rick Gottscho — All Star 202 ...

Rick Gottscho: For technology leadership that built Lam Research’s Etch business into the leadership position it co ...

Rick Gottscho: For technology leadership that built Lam Research’s Etch business into the leadership position it conveys today ... See more
Oreste Donzella — All Star 2 ...

Oreste Donzella: For charting KLA’s path into new markets related to More than Moore semiconductor technologies

Oreste Donzella: For charting KLA’s path into new markets related to More than Moore semiconductor technologies ... See more
Martin van den Brink — All S ...

Martin van den Brink: EUV is reality and extends Moore’s law down to 3nm; the world needs Hi-NA EUV nodes beyond 3n ...

Martin van den Brink: EUV is reality and extends Moore’s law down to 3nm; the world needs Hi-NA EUV nodes beyond 3nm and Martin continues to drive Lithography ecosystem to deliver it ... See more
Hamid Zarringhalam — All Sta ...

Hamid Zarringhalam: For keeping the competitive flame in lithography by transforming Nikon’s customer relationship ...

Hamid Zarringhalam: For keeping the competitive flame in lithography by transforming Nikon’s customer relationship from selling to partnering ... See more
F.C. Tseng - HoF

F.C. Tseng - HoF: For co-creating the "foundry only" semiconductor manufacturing business model with Morris Chang

F.C. Tseng - HoF: For co-creating the "foundry only" semiconductor manufacturing business model with Morris Chang ... See more
Gary Dickerson — All Star 20 ...

Gary Dickerson: For laying out the environmental responsibility vision for the semiconductor capital equipment indu ...

Gary Dickerson: For laying out the environmental responsibility vision for the semiconductor capital equipment industry ... See more
Doug Lefever — All Star 2020 ...

Doug Lefever: During Doug’s tenure as CEO of Advantest America, the company has become a leading supplier of test t ...

Doug Lefever: During Doug’s tenure as CEO of Advantest America, the company has become a leading supplier of test technologies to US based fabless semiconductor suppliers ... See more
Robert H. Dennard - HoF

Robert H. Dennard - HoF: For making two of the most revolutionary contributions to the semiconductor industry

Robert H. Dennard - HoF: For making two of the most revolutionary contributions to the semiconductor industry ... See more
Nicholas DeWolf - HoF

Nicholas DeWolf - HoF: The father of Automatic Test Equipment (ATE) is an industry legend

Nicholas DeWolf - HoF: The father of Automatic Test Equipment (ATE) is an industry legend ... See more
Julius E. Lilienfeld - HoF
22 Oct 1925

Julius E. Lilienfeld - HoF: For inventing and patenting the first FET semiconduc ...

Julius E. Lilienfeld - HoF: For inventing and patenting the first FET semiconductor in 1925 ... See more
John E. Kelly III - HoF

John E. Kelly III - HoF: For his visionary role in promoting deep partnering to ...

John E. Kelly III - HoF: For his visionary role in promoting deep partnering to avoid duplicative R&D costs and steer the industry out of the R&D crisis in the mid-nineties ... See more
Tom Caulfield - HoF

Tom Caulfield - HoF: For pruning GLOBALFOUNDRIES to profitability and reposition ...

Tom Caulfield - HoF: For pruning GLOBALFOUNDRIES to profitability and repositioning it to put applications before processes ... See more
Kate Wilson- All Star 2019

Kate Wilson- All Star 2019: Instrumental in developing and driving Edwards' tech ...

Kate Wilson- All Star 2019: Instrumental in developing and driving Edwards' technology leadership through critical application development ... See more
Paul van Wijnen- All Star 20 ...

Paul van Wijnen- All Star 2019: Influential in delivering a strong strategy back ...

Paul van Wijnen- All Star 2019: Influential in delivering a strong strategy background for ASML in all significant lithography segments ... See more
Han Westendorp- All Star 201 ...

Han Westendorp- All Star 2019: Provided the steady hand to ASM International's ( ...

Han Westendorp- All Star 2019: Provided the steady hand to ASM International's (ASMI) marketing that guided it into its strong position in the ALD market ... See more

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