TOKYO, Japan – December 22, 2016 – Leading semiconductor test equipment supplier Advantest Corporation (TSE: 6857) has announced that Toshio Maruyama, senior executive advisor at the company, is the 2017 recipient of the SEMI Sales and Marketing Excellence Award.
The SEMI® Sales and Marketing Excellence Award was established in 2000 to recognize individuals who have created and/or implemented marketing programs that improve customer satisfaction and contribute to the development of the semiconductor equipment and materials industry. Mr. Maruyama was selected to receive the award for his leadership in enhancing reliability in semiconductor Automated Test Equipment (ATE), which not only differentiated Advantest from entrenched competition, but also furthered the development of the semiconductor industry overall, as well as for his contributions over many years to multiple industry organizations. Mr. Maruyama is the 20th person to receive this award.
SEMI presented the award to Mr. Maruyama in a ceremony at SEMICON Japan on December 14 in Tokyo. “Mr. Maruyama is recognized both for his innovative marketing leadership and his steadfast commitment to guiding industry associations. Today, SEMI and its membership recognize Maruyama-san for his contributions to the success of our industry,” said Denny McGuirk, president and CEO of SEMI.
Accepting the award, Mr. Maruyama said, “It is a great honor to receive this renowned award. I believe that presentations of papers, the development of groundbreaking business models, and participation in industry groups are all important corporate activities, which not only benefit corporate branding, but make our industry more vibrant. I am proud that this long-held belief has been recognized.”
Left: Denny McGuirk, president and CEO of SEMI.
Right: Toshio Maruyama, senior executive advisor at Advantest.
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