Ichor Holdings, Ltd. (NASDAQ: ICHR), a leader in the design, engineering and manufacturing of critical fluid delivery subsystems for semiconductor capital equipment, today announced that Dr. Wendy Arienzo has joined its board of directors, effective February 11, 2020.
“We are very pleased to welcome Wendy to our board, as she brings nearly 30 years of engineering and technology expertise in the semiconductor industry,” said Tom Rohrs, executive chairman of Ichor. “Wendy’s vast semiconductor industry experience spans engineering and R&D, to manufacturing services, to company leadership and governance. Her technology expertise in the semiconductor industry will make her a valuable contributor to our board.”
Dr. Arienzo is the vice president of operations at Fujifilm Dimatix, a subsidiary of Fujifilm, a position she has held since 2013. Since 2017, Dr. Arienzo has served as a member of the board of directors of Power Integrations, a leading innovator in semiconductor technologies for high-voltage power conversion. From 2010 until 2013, Dr. Arienzo was the chief executive officer and a director of ArrayPower. Previous technology leadership positions included serving as executive vice president of R&D at the Solar Energy Consortium, vice president of manufacturing services at NXP Semiconductors, and vice president and director of engineering at Philips Semiconductors. Dr. Arienzo holds a Ph.D in Materials Science Engineering from Stanford University and a MS and BS in Materials Science Engineering from Brown University. Dr. Arienzo also holds a Certificate in Corporate Governance from the UCLA Anderson School of Management and has completed the Executive Management Program at the Stanford AeA Institute. She recently was recognized by WomenInc. Magazine as one of 2019’s most influential corporate board directors.
“Ichor has rapidly emerged as a premier company in the semiconductor equipment industry,” said Wendy Arienzo. “The company has exciting opportunities ahead, as management continues to execute on their strategic initiatives to expand Ichor’s offering of differentiated and proprietary technologies and to expand the company’s share of its served markets. I look forward to making contributions to the company as it continues to succeed in its technology and business objectives.”
We are a leader in the design, engineering and manufacturing of critical fluid delivery subsystems and components for semiconductor capital equipment. Our product offerings include gas and chemical delivery subsystems, collectively known as fluid delivery subsystems, which are key elements of the process tools used in the manufacturing of semiconductor devices. Our gas delivery subsystems deliver, monitor and control precise quantities of the specialized gases used in semiconductor manufacturing processes such as etch and deposition. Our chemical delivery subsystems precisely blend and dispense the reactive liquid chemistries used in semiconductor manufacturing processes such as chemical-mechanical planarization, electroplating, and cleaning. We also manufacture precision-machined components, weldments, and proprietary products for use in fluid delivery systems for direct sales to our customers, as well as certain components for internal use in fluid delivery systems and for direct sales to our customers. This vertically-integrated portion of our business is primarily focused on metal and plastic parts that are used in gas and chemical systems, respectively. Ichor is headquartered in Fremont, CA. ichorsystems.com.
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Claire McAdams, IR & Strategic Initiatives 530-265-9899