SEMI appoints new president for India region

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Debasish Paul Choudhury has been chosen to succeed Sathya Prasad as SEMI’s president as of January 15. Prasad will be leaving the company, but has agreed to contribute his expertise as a member of the SEMI India PV Advisory Committee to help facilitate the management transition. Bringing over 16 years of management, industry information and exposition planning experience to SEMI, Choudhury will manage the development of the company’s programs, committees, products and services in India.

Additionally, Choudhury will nurture SEMI’s relationships with its members, industry, government, academia and local associations in India. He will oversee that all SEMI members, in every region, have support when it comes to Solarcon India and the country’s PV manufacturing supply chain.

”This is a critical time for India’s high-technology manufacturing future,” said Stanley T. Myers, president and CEO of SEMI. “With a rapidly developing solar PV supply chain, a growing global role in semiconductor development and consumption, and a promising future in emerging high-growth markets such as high-brightness LEDs, Debasish Choudhury will bring valuable industry experience that will be a tremendous asset for India industry and SEMI members.”

Choudhury is credited with his involvement in several solar industry publications. He was country manager and regional editor for Trafalgar Publications, and also oversaw the Southeast Asia editions of Global SMT & Packaging magazine and Global Solar Technology magazine. He is recognized for launching the online edition of Global SMT & Packaging as well as the online version of the Global Solar Technology magazine, of which he was also website editor.

Between 1998 and 2008, Choudhury was GM of the Electronics Business Group of Exhibitions India, where he began Solar Tech India.

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