SEMI Europe appoints new president

SEMI Europe appoints new president

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By eeNews Europe

Altimime has more than 25 years of experience in the semiconductor industry with the majority spent in Europe. Most recently, he was senior director of business development at imec.

Prior to this, Altimime held leadership positions at Altis/Infineon/Qimonda, KLA-Tencor, Communicant Semiconductor AG, and NEC Semiconductors. He has deep experience driving multi-cultural globally dispersed teams to achieve ambitious goals in competitive and technically demanding markets. Altimime holds a Bachelor’s of Science (Honors) degree in applied physics and semiconductors electronics from Heriot-Watt University in Scotland.

Altimime will have overall responsibility for SEMI Europe’s events, programs, membership, advocacy, and collaborative forums. He will also be responsible for strategic development and world-class service of relationships with SEMI members as well as industry, government, academia and other local associations and constituents in Europe.

“I wish Laith lots of success in his new role as president of SEMI Europe. Laith’s deep knowledge of semiconductors ─ the industry, the eco system, technology, roadmaps and strategies ─ make him extremely suited to advance the European semiconductor industry in these challenging times. I would like to thank Laith for his valuable contributions at imec and I’m looking forward to collaborate with him in strengthening Europe’s semiconductor ecosystem as President of SEMI Europe” said Luc Van den hove, President and CEO, imec.

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