Aviza Technology Appoints Dr. Masaaki Yashiro
of Aviza Japan K.K.
SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aviza Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ GM:AVZA), a supplier of advanced semiconductor equipment and process technologies for the global semiconductor, compound semiconductor, nanotechnology and other related markets, today announced the appointment of Dr. Masaaki Yashiro as President of Aviza Technology Japan K.K. In this role, Dr. Yashiro will be responsible for managing day-to-day operations, supporting Aviza’s current customer base in Japan as well as further broadening and strengthening Aviza’s market presence in the region. He will report directly to Aviza’s Vice President, Worldwide Sales and Customer Support, Rick O’Malley.
“Aviza remains committed to supporting our existing Japanese customers and expanding our presence in this important region. With Yashiro-san’s vast industry experience and wealth of technical expertise, we believe that he will play an important role in our efforts to further expand the company’s business in the Japanese market.”
“We are pleased to welcome Yashiro-san to the Aviza management team,” said Mr. O’Malley. “Aviza remains committed to supporting our existing Japanese customers and expanding our presence in this important region. With Yashiro-san’s vast industry experience and wealth of technical expertise, we believe that he will play an important role in our efforts to further expand the company’s business in the Japanese market.”
Dr. Yashiro has over 27 years of global experience in the semiconductor industry and has held various positions in executive management, operations, program management and process engineering. Dr. Yashiro comes to Aviza from The SEZ Group where he served as President and Chief Operating Officer of SEZ Japan. Prior to SEZ, he was Vice President, Corporate Development and Technology at Tokyo Electron, Ltd., where he oversaw 300-mm JDP activities. Dr. Yashiro also worked at Texas Instruments for approximately 15 years, focusing primarily on DRAM technology development, productization and volume manufacturing. He received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Tohoku University in Sendai, Japan.
Note to Editors: Aviza will be exhibiting at this year's SEMICON Japan tradeshow, to be held from Wednesday, December 6 to Friday, December 8, 2006. For more information about Aviza and its products, please visit the company in the Hall 2, Booth #2B-201 of the Makuhari Messe in Chiba, Japan.
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About Aviza Technology, Inc.
Aviza Technology, Inc. is a supplier of advanced semiconductor equipment and process technologies for the global semiconductor, compound semiconductor, nanotechnology and other related markets. Aviza offers both front-end-of-line (FEOL) and back-end-of-line (BEOL) process applications including products for atomic layer deposition (ALD), diffusion and low pressure chemical vapor deposition (LPCVD) furnaces, atmospheric pressure CVD (APCVD), CVD, etch and physical vapor deposition (PVD). The company is publicly traded on the NASDAQ Global Market (NASDAQ GM:AVZA). Aviza is headquartered in Scotts Valley, Calif., with manufacturing, R&D, sales and customer support facilities located in the UK, Germany, France, Italy, Taiwan, China, Japan, Korea, Singapore and Malaysia. Additional information about the company can be found at http://www.avizatechnology.com.