SEMI veteran Paul Trio takes the reins of the SEMI standards program


SEMI veteran Paul Trio takes the reins of the SEMI standards program

May 4, 2022 – SEMI today announced the promotion of 20-year SEMI veteran Paul Trio to SEMI International Standards Program Director, effective immediately. Trio will lead the global SEMI Standards team in managing industry committees, task force and group meetings, ballots and SEMI standards creation processes, with a particular focus on increasing standards coverage. Trio succeeds James Amano, who is transitioning to lead the SEMI Sustainability Initiative.

Trio will report to Dr. Melissa Grupen-Shemansky, SEMI CTO and Vice President of SEMI Technology Communities.

“Paul’s expertise in creating standards to help address the semiconductor industry’s pressing challenges makes him a strong leader entering the next 50 years of SEMI standards,” said Grupen-Shemansky. “He has in-depth practical knowledge of the SEMI standards ratification process, the technical considerations needed to prepare standards for adoption and the importance of involving all key stakeholders. Under Paul’s leadership, we look forward to continuing to advance standards in vital areas of the semiconductor supply chain, including traceability, data management, cybersecurity, and emerging technologies such as heterogeneous integration.

Trio recently led several SEMI technology communities, including the Collaborative Alliance for Semiconductor Test (CAST) and Semiconductor, Components and Instrumentation and Subsystems (SCIS). He led the collaboration of these groups, made up of major IC device manufacturers and equipment suppliers, on topics such as traceability and zero defects.

Trio began his career at SEMI in SEMI Standards, managing committees such as Environmental Health and Safety (EHS), Information and Control (I&C), and Photonic Integrated Circuit (PIC) before his promotion to head North American Standards staff. Trio holds an MBA, Master of Science in Systems Engineering, and an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering from San Jose State University.

SEMI Standards has published over 1,000 standards and will celebrate its 50and anniversary since the publication of the original M1 standard in 1973. The standard established wafer specifications, allowing the semiconductor industry to innovate the processes needed to create smaller transistors with greater precision. Learn more about international SEMI standards.

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