Dutch-Indian semiconductor industry pioneer Arthur del Prado deceased




Arthur del Prado, founder of ASM, co-founder of ASML and the founder of the production of computer chips, on Friday, September 9th deceased at the age of 84. His relatives make that known on Saturday over obituaries.

Also on the website of ASM enters the company out with the death of the man. The Del Prado born in the Dutch East Indies founded in 1964 in Bilthoven Advanced Semiconductor Materials on. The company was the first in Europe who was involved in the semiconductor industry. Del Prado is due to the introduction of the chip ovens’, also vapor deposition furnaces that are in use today worldwide at companies like Intel. For the assembly of chips he developed machines. In 1984 Del Prado founded together with ASML, Philips, today can make a world leader in building machines that chip.

Del Prado in the Second World War a time imprisoned in a Japanese concentration camp. After his release, he moved to the Netherlands, after which he graduated in Chemistry HTS Enschede economy in Amsterdam and one time business administration at Harvard. Del Prado was beaten in 2009, knighted in the Order of Orange-Nassau for his performances for the Dutch economy and semiconductor industries. Until May of this year, Prado was still active as chairman of ASM Pacific Technology, a subsidiary based in Singapore. Since 2008 his son, Chuck del Prado, head of ASM International.


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