SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- SEMI today announced that
Lubab L. Sheet has been named senior director of nanotechnology and will
spearhead expanded efforts to clarify and exploit new technology and market
opportunities for the organization's global membership.
Together with the launch of a comprehensive market study, a global
executive conference and standards development activities, the newly-created
position confirms the increasing emphasis SEMI will place on
nanotechnology-related information, public policy, services and events.
"Semiconductor equipment and materials companies have long been working on
nano-scaled manufacturing processes. Yet, as an industry, we need better
understanding about the future of nanotechnology in microelectronics and
business opportunities in other sectors," said President and Chief Operating
Officer Steve Newberry, who is a member of the SEMI International Board of
Directors and chairs the board's Nanotechnology Working Group.
In July, SEMI and IEEE signed a memorandum of understanding to support
their respective programs to create nanotechnology and MEMS
(micro-electromechanical systems) standards. In November, SEMI hosted the
inaugural NanoForum conference in Austin, Texas, with over 400 international
delegates from multiple industries. SEMI NanoForum 2005 is scheduled for
October 3-6, 2005 at the San Jose Marriott (California).
In cooperation with the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), SEMI has
also launched a comprehensive market study on nanotechnology applications in
the electronics industry. "Global Nanoelectronics Markets and Opportunities,"
to be available in the third quarter of 2005, will provide definition of the
rapidly-emerging global nanoelectronics markets and offer a global perspective
of requirements and opportunities for equipment and materials suppliers.
"In response to heightened member interest, SEMI has expedited activities
related to nanotechnology," said Stanley Myers, president and CEO of SEMI.
"Building on that initial success, we are now acting on SEMI board approval to
focus additional resources on this important field."
Effective immediately, Sheet reports to SEMI Executive Vice President Paul
Davis and will coordinate the association's global services in nanotechnology.
Previously, she served as the research development director at SEMI. Prior to
her employment with SEMI, Sheet was the vice president of content and
co-founder of SemiSales, a management consultant for Rose Associates and a
member of the Silicon Development Group at Applied Materials, Inc. She has a
bachelor of science in materials science from San Jose State University and an
MBA from Santa Clara University.
SEMI is a global industry association serving companies that develop and
provide manufacturing technology, materials and services to make
semiconductors, flat panel displays (FPDs), micro-electromechanical systems
(MEMS) and related microelectronics. SEMI maintains offices in Austin, Beijing,
Brussels, Hsinchu, Moscow, San Jose (Calif.), Seoul, Singapore, Tokyo,
Shanghai and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit SEMI at www.semi.org.