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May 20, 2011
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.
|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|
|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
|April 2007||President, Chief Executive Officer and Director|
|June 2011||Chairman of the Board (schedule)|
|May 2008||Executive Director|
|May 2009||Vice Chairman|
Dr. Hidehito Obayashi
Corporate Communications Dept., CSR Div.
Aiko Matsumoto / Reiko Takeuchi