Akihisa Sekiguchi

CTO, Tokyo Electron Limited

Mr. Akihisa Sekiguchi is the Deputy Division General Manager of the Corporate Innovation Division at Tokyo Electron Limited (TEL).  He is also the Corporate Marketing GM in charge of device technology at TEL.    

Prior to joining TEL 11 years ago, he worked at IBM Semiconductor Research and Development Center (IBM SRDC) in East Fishkill, New York, for 17 years.  At IBM, he worked on process technology development (DRAM, logic) mostly on unit process and module process development (FEOL to BEOL including lithography).  During his last three years at IBM, he was the Process Technology Transfer Manager for the "Cell" project (Sony, IBM, Play Station 3) working on all aspects of semiconductor process technology from substrate to final shipped product quality control.  
He attended universities in the United States, and has earned B.S. and M. Eng. in Applied & Engineering Physics from Cornell University, M.S. and Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Columbia University, and an MBA in Finance from the Stern School of Business, New York University, all in the state of New York.  
His past notable speeches include key notes at SPIE, EUVL Symposium and SEMICON CHINA among others.  

He is also a member of SEMI Board of Industry Leaders as well as the SEMI CTO Forum representing Tokyo Electron.