Paul van Gerven
19 December 2019

Market researcher VLSI Research has included two Dutch managers in its 2019 All-Stars of the Semiconductor Industry, an annual list of executives who have made a remarkable contribution to the industry. They are Han Westendorp, vice president of corporate marketing front-end at ASM International, and Paul van Wijnen, vice president of corporate marketing at ASML.

According to VLSI, Westendorp has had an important hand in ASMI’s success in the ALD market. “Han’s strong product and technology background helped ASMI focus its thin-film deposition products to meet the rapidly changing process technology challenges of customers,” writes the market researcher.


ASML’s Van Wijnen is honored for his influential contribution to the reform of the market information system. Van Wijnen “redefined the market intelligence relationships with customers and all industry stakeholders” and “built one of the industry’s best market intelligence organizations to support the most wide-ranging R&D programs to deliver EUV technology,” states VLSI.

In addition to Westendorp and Van Wijnen, nine other managers have been appointed all-star this year, including AMD CEO Lisa Su. For people who have made significant contributions throughout their careers, VLSI has the Semiconductor Industry Hall of Fame. ASML CTO Martin van den Brink was included in 2006 and ASML CEO Peter Wennink in 2018. Co-CEO Aart de Geus of Synopsys is also of Dutch origin.