[LIVE] Presentation of SEMI Americas Award
Each year, SEMI publicly recognizes and honors technological and industrial leadership through the SEMI Award North America program. There are two distinctions for the Awards made within this program.
The awards program was established in 1979 to recognize enabling technical contributions by individuals and teams to the microelectronics industry. The enabling technological contributions to the microelectronics industry can be as broad as Integrated Circuit Design, Design for Manufacturability (DFM), new mask manufacturing methods, new device manufacturing architecture and methods, and the assembly and test of integrated circuits and microelectromechanical (MEMS) devices.
SEMI, as the leading industry organization addressing the technologies needed to manufacture semiconductor devices and the equipment and materials essential to that manufacturing activity, was focused initially on semiconductor electronics. The use of the same equipment and materials were used for MEMS, photovoltaics and solid state lighting and In 2009, SEMI announced its first significant change by expanding criteria. Outstanding achievements in developing new and emerging technologies expected to have significant future value to the semiconductor industry. This change in criteria broadened the scope of the SEMI Award to recognize emerging semiconductor technologies s well as photovoltaic solar displays and solid state lighting.
The highest honor achievable through the 2,000 member trade organization SEMI, is the Lifetime Achievement Award. The Honor is reserved for those individuals who repeatedly enable and lead the industry, technologically, throughout their professional career.