KITCHENER, ONT., July 13, 2022 – PEER Group, the largest supplier of innovative semiconductor factory automation software, is proud to share that two members of its engineering team have been recognized by SEMI during SEMICON West 2022 for contributions they’ve made to the semiconductor industry. 

The recipients are Albert Fuchigami, who received the 2022 Leadership Award, and Kristen Matsumoto, who was named among the inaugural SEMICON West 20 Under 30 recognition program. SEMI is the global industry association representing the electronics manufacturing and design supply chain.

Fuchigami, a Senior Software Developer at PEER Group, was presented with the honour during the Standards Awards Ceremony & Networking Event, which took place July 12 during SEMICON West. In a statement provided by SEMI, Fuchigami was chosen for providing “immense value to the SEMI Standards program,” and “through his mentorship, Albert has proven himself to be a true leader and a pillar of the SEMI Standards program.”

“I am honoured to receive this award,” shares Fuchigami, who co-leads the SEMI North America Data Diagnostic Acquisition Task Force and contributes to the Information & Control Technical Committee. “Working with the technical committee members in developing standards that drive our industry forward is incredibly rewarding.”

This year marks the first-ever SEMICON West 20 Under 30 recognition program, which honours the industry’s brightest young leaders who have demonstrated success in their careers in the microelectronics supply chain.

For Matsumoto, a Senior Quality Assurance Specialist at PEER Group, being part of the cohort of 20 Under 30 winners reaffirms his passion and excitement for working in the semiconductor industry. “I’ve been incredibly lucky in my career to work on interesting projects with incredible people,” says Matsumoto, while adding: “As the role semiconductors play in our world continues to increase, we’re going to have to solve a lot of problems, and do a bunch of really cool science and engineering. It’s going to be a fun few decades.”

About PEER Group

PEER Group® is the largest supplier of innovative factory automation software products for the semiconductor industry. Since 1992, our solutions have helped the world’s most advanced OEMs and factories reduce time to market and lower costs by solving their equipment automation, data management, and process control problems. A multi-award winning company, PEER Group has been named a Best Workplace by Great Place to Work Canada 11 times, and most recently was one of six recipients of Intel’s 2022 EPIC Outstanding Supplier Award, which recognizes the absolute top performers in the Intel supply chain. Follow PEER Group on LinkedIn and Twitter at @peergroup_inc.