Katherine Dei Cas, Head of Delivery Systems & Services, Appointed to SEMI North America Advisory Board
- The global association represents the electronics design and manufacturing supply chain for the semiconductors industry.
- Dei Cas will support the association’s mission to address critical industry matters such as sustainability, supply chain, DE&I and the talent development.
EMD Electronics, the North American Electronics business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, announced today that Katherine Dei Cas has been appointed to the SEMI North America Advisory Board (NAAB). Dei Cas is the head of the company’s Delivery Systems & Services business unit within the Electronics business sector of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.
SEMI is the global industry association representing the electronics design and manufacturing supply chain. The mission of the SEMI NAAB is to strengthen the financial, market, and technology performance of SEMI member companies operating in North America through programs, influence on the device community, and impact on public policy.
Dei Cas joins 13 leaders from semiconductor equipment and materials companies with operations in North America currently serving on the NAAB. The NAAB provides input to the president of SEMI Americas in intellectual property protection, trade policy, environmental health and safety, and workforce development. Dei Cas also serves on the SEMI Foundation Advisory Council, guiding SEMI workforce development programs and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives.
“Kate Dei Cas has extensive industry experience and will bring a thoughtful perspective to the NAAB regarding important industry issues,” said Dave Anderson, Americas president at SEMI. “In addition to her role advising the SEMI Foundation, she has been an active participant and sponsor of numerous SEMI events over the past several years, and we are fortunate to have her involvement on our regional advisory board.”
“I am honored to join my peers on the SEMI North America Advisory Board to steer the association’s programs to best address the microelectronics industry’s top challenges and opportunities,” said Dei Cas. “I look forward to helping the SEMI Americas team expand its programs to address critical industry issues such as sustainability concerns, supply chain constraints, DE&I and the talent gap.”
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About Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany
Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, a leading science and technology company, operates across healthcare, life science and electronics. Around 58,000 employees work to make a positive difference to millions of people’s lives every day by creating more joyful and sustainable ways to live. From advancing gene editing technologies and discovering unique ways to treat the most challenging diseases to enabling the intelligence of devices – the company is everywhere. In 2020, Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, generated sales of € 17.5 billion in 66 countries.
The company holds the global rights to the name and trademark “Merck” internationally. The only exceptions are the United States and Canada, where the business sectors of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany operate as EMD Serono in healthcare, MilliporeSigma in life science, and EMD Electronics. Since its founding in 1668, scientific exploration and responsible entrepreneurship have been key to the company’s technological and scientific advances. To this day, the founding family remains the majority owner of the publicly listed company.
About EMD Electronics
EMD Electronics is the North American electronics business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany. EMD Electronics' portfolio covers a broad range of products and solutions, including high-tech materials and solutions for the semiconductor industry as well as liquid crystals and OLED materials for displays and effect pigments for coatings and cosmetics. Today, EMD Electronics has approximately 2,000 employees around the country, with its regional hub in Tempe, AZ. For more information, please visit www.emd-electronics.com.
SEMI® connects more than 2,400 member companies and 1.3 million professionals worldwide to advance the technology and business of electronics design and manufacturing. SEMI members are responsible for the innovations in materials, design, equipment, software, devices, and services that enable smarter, faster, more powerful, and more affordable electronic products. Electronic System Design Alliance (ESD Alliance), FlexTech, the Fab Owners Alliance (FOA) and the MEMS & Sensors Industry Group (MSIG) are SEMI Strategic Association Partners, defined communities within SEMI focused on specific technologies. Visit www.semi.org to learn more, contact one of our worldwide offices, and connect with SEMI on LinkedIn and Twitter.
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