SEL awarded Corporate Technical Achievement Award with co-recipient, Sharp Corporation, from ACerS; President Yamazaki awarded Medal for Leadership in the Advancement of Ceramic Technology from ACerS.

November 2016
Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.

  Sharp Corporation (Sharp) and SEL have been awarded the Corporate Technical Achievement Award from The American Ceramic Society (ACerS)*. This award "recognizes a single outstanding technical achievement made by an ACerS corporate member in the field of ceramics". Sharp and SEL have been recognized for the discovery and commercialization of a novel oxide semiconductor, CAAC-IGZO®, and their resulting social contribution.
  Dr. Shunpei Yamazaki, the president of SEL, has received the Medal for Leadership in the Advancement of Ceramic Technology from ACerS in the same occasion. This award "recognizes individuals who through leadership and vision in an executive role, have made substantial contributions to the success of their organization and in turn have significantly expanded the frontiers of the ceramics industry". Dr. Yamazaki was awarded for his outstanding contributions to oxide semiconductor technology and energy-saving display devices through his numerous inventions.


  On October 24, 2016, these awards were presented at the ACerS Awards Banquet at Materials Science & Technology 2016 conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.

▲President Yamazaki (right) receives the certificate.

*The American Ceramic Society (ACerS) is a non-profit organization for the ceramics community in Westerville, Ohio. ACerS comprises more than 9,000 members including a wide variety of scientists, engineers, researchers, manufacturers, plant personnel, educators, students, marketing and sales professionals from more than 70 countries. ACerS supports ceramics technology innovations by providing forums such as technical meetings or committee to connect individuals working in ceramic-related fields and with the intensive and various communities.
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