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C.C. Wei — HoF

TSMC has become the keystone of the modern semiconductor industry and its separation of design and wafer fabricatio ...

TSMC has become the keystone of the modern semiconductor industry and its separation of design and wafer fabrication. ... See more
Mark Liu — HoF

TSMC has become the keystone of the modern semiconductor industry and its separation of design and wafer fabricatio ...

TSMC has become the keystone of the modern semiconductor industry and its separation of design and wafer fabrication. ... See more
Sanjay Mehrotra — HoF

Sanjay is a memory legend, from both technical and business perspectives. His foundational knowledge was built at p ...

Sanjay is a memory legend, from both technical and business perspectives. His foundational knowledge was built at places like Intel and SEEQ. ... See more
Tony (Toshiki) Kawai — HoF

Great leaders go long and make big bets on a brighter future. That’s what Tony did 5 years ago when TEL launched a ...

Great leaders go long and make big bets on a brighter future. That’s what Tony did 5 years ago when TEL launched a broad capacity expansion effort, such as the etch factory in Miyagi. ... See more
Aart de Geus — All Star 2021 ...

The rising cost of design has been a phantom worry-wall put forth by consultants for decades.

The rising cost of design has been a phantom worry-wall put forth by consultants for decades. ... See more
Benjamin Loh — All Star 2021 ...

Assumed role as ASM International’s CEO in 2020 at the beginning of the perfect industry storm. ASMI has held its ...

Assumed role as ASM International’s CEO in 2020 at the beginning of the perfect industry storm. ASMI has held its territory and expanded in ALD against the strongest competition. ... See more
John E. Kelly III — All Star ...

John is no stranger after a long career of leadership at IBM. Though he retired this year, he was far from inactive ...

John is no stranger after a long career of leadership at IBM. Though he retired this year, he was far from inactive. ... See more
John Neuffer — All Star 2021 ...

It's times like these that industry associations are worth their weight in gold. But this is only true when the lea ...

It's times like these that industry associations are worth their weight in gold. But this is only true when the leadership is a heavyweight with knowledge, vision, and the relationship skills to turn challenges ...See more
Keith Wells — All Star 2021 ...

Imaging with photons has always been the go-to technology for inspection and metrology because it’s faster, cheaper ...

Imaging with photons has always been the go-to technology for inspection and metrology because it’s faster, cheaper, and more reliable than imaging with electrons. ... See more
Martin van den Brink and Win ...

Both industry leaders have been driving the semiconductor manufacturing through EUV development.

Both industry leaders have been driving the semiconductor manufacturing through EUV development. ... See more
Mike Slessor — All Star 2021 ...

Has developed FormFactor from a probe card supplier into a broad-based technology company in the Test and Measureme ...

Has developed FormFactor from a probe card supplier into a broad-based technology company in the Test and Measurement space. ... See more
Mike Allison — All Star 2021 ...

Continuing VAT’s successful strategy and dominating as key vacuum valve supplier to the semiconductor equipment spa ...

Continuing VAT’s successful strategy and dominating as key vacuum valve supplier to the semiconductor equipment space. ... See more
Richard Blickman — All Star  ...

BE Semiconductor is projected to double its business during 2021. It is one of the two major semiconductor equipmen ...

BE Semiconductor is projected to double its business during 2021. It is one of the two major semiconductor equipment companies to do this feat this year. ... See more
Fusen Chen — All Star 2021

Kulicke & Soffa (K&S) is projected to be the highest growth company in the Assembly Equipment space in 2021.

Kulicke & Soffa (K&S) is projected to be the highest growth company in the Assembly Equipment space in 2021. ... See more
Hitoshi Yoshida — All Star 2 ...

During 2021 ACCRETECH Tokyo Seimitsu (TSK) is projected to be one of the highest growth companies in the Test Equip ...

During 2021 ACCRETECH Tokyo Seimitsu (TSK) is projected to be one of the highest growth companies in the Test Equipment space. ... See more
Yoshiaki Yoshida — All Star  ...

During 2021 Advantest is projected to be one of the highest growth companies in the Automated Test Equipment space.

During 2021 Advantest is projected to be one of the highest growth companies in the Automated Test Equipment space. ... See more
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

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