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東 哲郎

Terry Higashi

SEMI Director Emeritus, Former Chairman, President & CEO Tokyo Electron

Terry Higashi, Former Chairman, President & CEO of Tokyo Electron has contributed to the development of the semiconductor industry and Tokyo Electron for 42 years since he joined Tokyo Electron in 1977 and retired from the company in 2019. He serves as outside director in 3 companies, Nomura Real Estate Development Co., Ltd., 7-Eleven, Inc., Ube Industries, Ltd.(Chemical & Materials).  He also serves for Tsukuba Innovation Arena, a government industry and academic institution focusing on advanced science and technology development. In 2020, he received the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star award in the 2020 Spring Conferment of Decorations, in recognition of his seminal contributions to the development of the semiconductor industry and TEL.


Opening Panel: Challenges for Building a Prosperous Digital Society

Friday, December 11 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Digitalization, driven by the fourth industrial revolution based on semiconductor technology, is remaking everything around us to create a more efficient, convenient and prosperous society. However, as the saying goes, "data is the new oil," and there is a danger that the wealth will be concentrated in the hands of those who have the power to manipulate it, companies and nations. How to encourage the fair and healthy development of the digital society of the future is presented as a serious challenge for the world. Translated with (free version) ★This session will be delivered on demand from December 14th to January 15th, 2021.