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SPTS Technologies’ Kevin Crofton Elected to SEMI International Board of Directors

SPTS President and COO Joins Board of Global Industry Association Serving the Manufacturing Supply Chain for the Micro- and Nano-electronics Industries

Newport, United Kingdom, 14 July, 2014 – SPTS Technologies, a supplier of advanced wafer processing solutions for the global semiconductor industry and related markets, announced that Kevin Crofton has been elected to the SEMI International Board of Directors in accordance with the association’s by-laws. Crofton’s appointment, along with three other newly elected directors, was announced by SEMI last week at the annual SEMI membership meeting held during SEMICON West 2014 exhibition in San Francisco.

Kevin Crofton, President and COO of SPTS Technologies“Electronics touch so many aspects of our lives each day – from the ways we communicate, the cars we drive, how we monitor our health and keep our families safe,” stated Kevin Crofton, president and chief operating officer at SPTS Technologies. “The companies and people SEMI represents are the innovators, technologist and manufacturers who enable these smarter, faster, more powerful and more affordable electronic products and devices. I am honoured to be elected to this position and have the opportunity to serve with my esteemed colleagues to further initiatives that will help support, define and strengthen our industry as we continue to grow and expand into new areas.”

 “We are honored to have four distinguished industry leaders joining the SEMI Board and appreciate the continued service of those that have been re-elected,” said Denny McGuirk, president and CEO of SEMI. “The SEMI Board reflects the regional and market diversity of our worldwide membership. Their service, commitment and leadership are tremendous assets for our association and our industry.”

SEMI’s 20 voting directors and 11 emeritus directors represent companies from Europe, China, Japan, Korea, North America, and Taiwan, reflecting the global scope of the association’s activities. SEMI directors are elected by the general membership as voting members of the board and can serve a total of five two-year terms.

About SPTS Technologies

SPTS Technologies (a Bridgepoint portfolio company) designs, manufactures, sells, and supports etch, PVD, CVD and thermal wafer processing solutions for the MEMS, advanced packaging, LEDs, high speed RF on GaAs, and power management device markets. With manufacturing facilities in Newport, Wales, Allentown, Pennsylvania, and San Jose, California, the company operates across 19 countries in Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific. For more information about SPTS Technologies, please visit www.spts.com

Company Contact:
Destanie Clarke,
Tel: +44 7951 203278,
Destanie.Clarke@spts.com       

About SEMI

SEMI is the global industry association serving the nano- and micro-electronic manufacturing supply chains. Our 1,900 member companies are the engine of the future, enabling smarter, faster and more economical products that improve our lives. Since 1970, SEMI has been committed to helping members grow more profitably, create new markets and meet common industry challenges. SEMI maintains offices in Bangalore, Beijing, Berlin, Brussels, Grenoble, Hsinchu, Moscow, San Jose, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo, and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit www.semi.org.

Association Contact:
Deborah Geiger/SEMI,
Tel: +1 (408) 943-7988;
Email: dgeiger@semi.org

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