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Papken S. Der Torossian, Director

Papken S. Der Torossian has guided the growth of many technology-based companies including Therma-Wave, Inc. (sold to KIA-TENLOR) where he served as Chairman of the Board of Directors and the Silicon Valley Group, Inc. (acquired by ASML) where he served as Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Der Torossian has been a leader in the business community for many years. In 1999 he was presented with the EHS Leadership Award from the Pacific Industrial & Business Association and the Silicon Valley Manufacturing Group. He has also been nominated as entrepreneur of the year and served as the Chairman of the AEA Silicon Valley Council, the Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International Environment, Health and Safety Committee. The AEA International Public Affairs Committee (national level) and was a member of the Presidentís Export Council Subcommittee on Export Administration. In recognition of his outstanding humanitarian excellence as a U.S. citizen, Mr. Der Torossian was awarded the Ellis Island Medal of Honor in 1996. He currently serves on the board of the National Conference for Community & Justice, is a visiting alumnus at MIT, and a trustee of the University of California, Santa Cruz. Mr. Der Torossian is currently Executive Chairman of Vistec Semi Systems Inc. He holds a from MIT and a M.S.M.E. degree from Stanford University.