Artifact Details

Title

Zafiropoulo, Art (Arthur W.) SEMI oral history

Catalog Number

102746374

Type

Text

Date

2006-05-25

Contributor

Addison, Craig, Interviewer
Zafiropoulo, Arthur, Interviewee

Publisher

Computer History Museum

Extent

21 p.

Copyright Holder

Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI)

Description

Art Zafiropoulo became Ultratech’s president in 1990 and currently serves as chairman, president and CEO of the company. In 1993, he led a management buy-out of Ultratech and subsequently launched the company’s initial public offering. Prior to joining Ultratech, Zafiropoulo served as president of the General Signal Semiconductor Equipment Group’s international operations. In 1980, he founded Drytek, a start-up dry etch company that was acquired by General Signal in 1986 and subsequently purchased by Lam Research in 1993. Zafiropoulo also served as president of Kayex, which comprised three companies: Hampco, Capco and Spitfire. He holds several U.S. and foreign patents. Zafiropoulo is a member of the SEMI board of directors and served a term as SEMI chairman in 2003.

Category

Oral history

Collection Title

Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI) oral histories and company videos

Credit

Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International

Lot Number

X6196.2011