GES Inc. Attracts Semiconductor Distinguished Veteran Dan Maydan and Venture Capitalist Julien Nguyen to Advisory Board

    SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec. 4 /CNW/ -- GES Inc., a semiconductor equipment
engineering-service company, today announced the addition of Dr. Dan Maydan,
retired President of Applied Materials, and Julien Nguyen, Managing Partner of
Concept Venture to its Board of Advisors.
    "It is both an honor, and a validation of our business model, to have
such distinguished executives on our board of advisors. We plan to fully
leverage their vision, experience, and expertise as we continue to strengthen
GES' position in the marketplace. Along with our growing list of the world's
largest OEM customers, this is further affirmation of the increasing demand
for equipment outsourced services, to deliver solutions to meet customers'
business needs and priorities," said Don Tran, the company's chief executive
    Dr. Maydan is a renowned technological pioneer and a champion of the
semiconductor industry. He spent more than 25 years at Applied Materials. From
1994 to 2003, he served as president of the Company and during this time
Applied became the world's leading semiconductor equipment manufacturer. Dr.
Maydan led the development of the Precision 5000(R), a revolutionary
single-wafer processing system that the Smithsonian Institution includes as
part of its collection of technologies that have helped shape society and the
modern world. He has been a member of the Applied Material's Board of
Directors from 1992-2006.
    Dr. Maydan commented on the company, "The GES model of equipment
engineering partnering is fundamental to the evolution of OEM business models
throughout the entire hi-tech space. It is not just enabling for semiconductor
equipment, but also FPD, Disc-drive, solar and nanotechnology equipment.
Without this type of shared-cost basis, the end customer will be demanding
more than the OEM can afford to provide. GES is poised to capture major
position in the market."
    Prior to Applied Materials, Dr. Maydan spent 13 years managing new
technology development at Bell Laboratories. Dr. Maydan holds a BS and MS in
Electrical Engineering from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology and a
Ph.D. in Physics from Edinburgh University in Scotland. He has also been
awarded Honorary Doctorates from the Technion, the Israel Institute of
Technology and National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu Taiwan, Republic of
China. Dr. Maydan was awarded Doctor honoris causa from Edinburgh University
in Scotland. Dr. Maydan has been awarded 200 plus patents, is also the
recipient of the first ever "Lifetime Achievement Award" from the
Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI) organization, and
is a member of the National Academy of Engineering. In February 2005, Dr. Dan
Maydan was inducted into the Engineering Hall of Fame.
    Mr. Julien Nguyen has 25 years of operational, entrepreneur and early
stage information technology investment experience. He led investments for
Applied Materials Ventures and Concept Ventures in companies such as Infinera,
M-Stream (acquired by Broadcom), Devicescape, Grandis, Takumi, Envision,
PixelOptics, with co-investors including August Capital, Benchmark, Carlyle,
Delphi, Kleiner Perkins, Matrix Partners, Sevin Rosen, Sigma Partners. Julien
Nguyen founded Applied Materials Ventures in 2001 and Concept Ventures in
2005, and has focused his investments on early stage startups in digital
media, communications, semiconductors, software and services.
    "Vietnam offers a globally competitive cost base, a strong educated
workforce and provides an excellent geographical advantage for establishing
customer service center in Asia. GES has formed the perfect match, at the
right time, with the growing global demands for more talented engineers and
high-tech technical supports," said Julien.
    Prior to his venture capital activities, Julien has been a distinguished
and accomplished technology entrepreneur. Julien founded or was part of the
founding team for four startups: Ezlogin (acquired by 724 Solutions), Novita
Communications (acquired by Planetweb), EMotions (acquired by Sigma Designs),
Radius (IPO). Julien earned a Master of Science degree from Ecole
Polytechnique in France (X77) and a Post Graduate degree from Telecom Paris.
Mr. Nguyen holds 21 patents granted in the US. Julien serves on the board of
Envision, Grandis, Takumi, and Sigma Designs.

    About GES Inc. Founded in 2006, GES provides worldwide field service
engineering, design and engineering support, and manufacturing services to the
semiconductor, FPD production equipment and semiconductor manufacturing
industries. The company has operations in the U.S., Viet Nam, Japan, and
Taiwan. (
    Contact information for GES:  Marty Mason --,

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