Apr 30, 2020

Tetsuro Higashi (Former Chairman, President & CEO) Receives the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star

Tokyo Electron (TEL) announced today that Tetsuro Higashi, former TEL Chairman, President & CEO, received the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star in the 2020 Spring Conferment of Decorations, in recognition of his seminal contributions to the development of the semiconductor industry and TEL.


Tetsuro Higashi

Comment by Tetsuro Higashi:
“I am greatly honored to receive this decoration. I have long been engaged in the process equipment industry that constitutes the foundation of the semiconductor industry. It gives me immense pleasure to know that this prestigious award properly recognizes how important the semiconductor industry has become to the ongoing development of this country and its society. I would like to extend my sincere gratitude to everyone concerned, including my senior colleagues and industry peers who inspired and guided me, as well as TEL employees and business partners who have given me constant encouragement and support. I wish you all continued success and prosperity.”

Career Summary
Apr 1, 1977   Joins Tokyo Electron Limited
Jun 27, 1996  Representative Director, President & CEO
Jun 20, 2003  Representative Director, Chairman of the Board
Apr 4, 2013   Representative Director, Chairman, President & CEO
Jun 19, 2015  Representative Director, President & CEO
Jan 1, 2016   Corporate Director, Corporate Advisor
Jun 18, 2019  Retires from Tokyo Electron Limited