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Appointment aimed at expanding business in growing Asian markets
FORT COLLINS, Colo., June 24, 2003—Advanced Energy Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq: AEIS) today announced that it has named Donsung (Robert) Kim president of Advanced Energy Korea. Kim, who served as president and CEO of Lam Research Korea and executive managing director of Samsung Electronics Co. before joining AE, has 15 years of high-level experience in the semiconductor and semiconductor equipment industries. Kim will drive broadening AE Korea’s current market presence and expanding product offerings into new markets, while sustaining leading market share in most of the company’s existing markets.
Commenting on Kim’s appointment, AE Chairman and CEO Doug Schatz stated, “Robert’s experience in the semiconductor arena is a huge asset in meeting our objectives in Korea. His experience, combined with the relationships he has cultivated over the years, will be invaluable to his efforts in expanding AE’s presence in Korea—a region where AE has been established for more than five years and has achieved success in our primary markets.”
Kim will direct the entire AE Korea organization, overseeing all sales and service entities for the flow, power, thermal, source and instrumentation product lines. In addition, Kim will oversee AE Korea’s Class 1000 cleanroom and diversified business development efforts throughout the country.
Kim earned a master’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Southern California and a bachelor’s degree in electrical and electronics engineering from California State Polytechnic University. In 2000, he completed the CEO program at Korea University, which focused on the semiconductor industry. Kim holds 13 patents, and is the co-inventor of an additional nine patents—all from the United States.
About Advanced Energy
Advanced Energy is a global leader in the development and support of process-centered technologies critical to plasma-based manufacturing processes used in the production of semiconductors, flat panel displays, data storage products, compact discs, digital video discs, architectural glass, and other advanced product applications.
Leveraging a diverse product portfolio and technology leadership, AE creates solutions that maximize process impact, improve productivity and lower cost of ownership for its customers. This portfolio includes a comprehensive line of technology solutions in power, flow and thermal management, plasma and ion beam sources, and integrated process monitoring and control for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and end-users around the world.
AE operates in regional centers in North America, Asia and Europe, and offers global sales and support through direct offices, representatives and distributors. Founded in 1981, AE is a publicly held company traded on Nasdaq National Market under the symbol AEIS. For more information, please visit our corporate Website: www.advanced-energy.com
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