We are pleased to announce that Manabu Tsujimura, a Fellow*1 of EBARA CORPORATION (hereinafter referred to as "EBARA") and former Chairman of the Semiconductor Equipment Association of Japan (SEAJ), has been awarded a Medal with Blue Ribbon at the 2023 Autumn Decoration conducted by the Cabinet Office of Japan.
The Cabinet Office of Japan awards decorations, including Medals of Honor, to individuals in recognition of their services to the nation or public. The Medal with Blue Ribbon is awarded to those who have contributed to the public interest over many years, especially in industry, education, and medical care.
(1) Reason for the award
The award was conferred in recognition of the following achievements
・Contributions to the development of industry
・Contributions to the development of the company's business (contributions to the launch and development of the CMP business)
・Distinguished service to the development of the semiconductor industry as Chairman of the Semiconductor Equipment Association of Japan (SEAJ)
(2) Recipients of the awards
The recipient: Manabu Tsujimura, Fellow, EBARA CORPORATION
■Comments by the recipient:
I am deeply honored to receive a Medal of Honor. I accept this award on behalf of the industry in recognition of my dedication to the development of the semiconductor industry through the activities of the Semiconductor Equipment Association of Japan and the EBARA Group. I believe that the high technological capabilities of the companies involved in Japan's semiconductor industry will continue to contribute to the further evolution of our lives in the future. As an engineer, I will continue to make every effort to contribute to the development of society by fostering the next generation of engineers.
■ Brief Personal History:
April 1974 Joined EBARA CORPORATION
April 2002 Executive Officer
April 2007 Managing Executive Officer
June 2009 Director
Aprl 2011 President, Precision Machinery Company, Responsible for Technologies, R&D and Intellectual Property
April 2013 Senior Managing Executive Officer
June 2015 Senior Managing Executive Officer
April 2019 Fellow (to present)
*June 2017-May 2019 Chairman, Semiconductor Equipment Association of Japan
1 Fellow: A person who has a high degree of expertise and ability in the technologies related to the Company, has achieved outstanding results, and has made considerable contributions to the development of the Company. Fellows are highly regarded internally and externally and use their influence to promote the EBARA brand.