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Hitachi High-Tech GLOBAL

May 20, 2011

Hitachi High-Technologies Director Hidehito Obayashi Appointed Chairman of Semiconductor Equipment Association of Japan

On May 19, 2011, the Semiconductor Equipment Association of Japan (SEAJ) announced at its general meeting the selection and immediate appointment of Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation (TOKYO: 8036, Hitachi High-Tech) Director Hidehito Obayashi as the association's chairman.

SEAJ was established in March 1985 by major manufactures of semiconductor production equipment in Japan. The organization's membership today consists mainly of manufacturers of equipment used in the production of semiconductors and flat-panel displays (FPDs). SEAJ is involved in a wide range of activities designed to promote the sound development of the industry.
For Hitachi High-Tech, the selection of Dr. Obayashi as chairman is an acknowledgement of its contribution to the industry and expectations for further contributions in the future. Hitachi High-Tech would like to express its gratitude to everyone involved for this accolade, and is committed to contributing to the further development of SEAJ going forward.

Personal History

Name Hidehito Obayashi
Date of Birth April 22, 1944
Place of Birth Fukui, Japan


March 1969 Master in Science, Major in Applied Chemistry,
School of Science and Engineering, Waseda University
February 1980 Ph.D. (Doctor of Engineering), Waseda University

Business Experience

Business Experience
April 1969 Joined Hitachi, Ltd.
August 1988 General Manager for 4th Div., CRL, Hitachi, Ltd.
June 1995 General Manager, Science Systems Div.,
Instruments  Group, Hitachi, Ltd.
April 1999 General Manager, Instruments Group
April 2001 General Manager, Naka Div., Instruments Group, Hitachi, Ltd.
October 2001 Director, Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation
June 2003 Vice President and Executive Officer
April 2004 General Manager of Nanotechnology Products
Business Group and CTO
April 2006 Representative Executive Officer, Senior Vice President and Executive Officer,
General Manager Life Science Business Group and CSR Promotion Div., CRO and CPO
June 2006 Director
April 2007 President, Chief Executive Officer and Director
April 2011 Director
June 2011 Chairman of the Board (schedule)

Brief History of Dr. Obayashi's Posts at SEAJ

Brief History of Dr. Obayashi's Posts at SEAJ
May 2008 Executive Director
May 2009 Vice Chairman
May 2011 Chairman

Dr. Hidehito Obayashi

Media Inquiries

Corporate Communications Dept., CSR Div.
Aiko Matsumoto / Reiko Takeuchi
Tel: +81-3-3504-3258

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