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JUNE 2022 I DESIGN007 MAGAZINE 79 ere is also another property of surface roughness which the modeling industry is interested in: the surface area index (SAI), sometimes called the surface area ratio. is roughness number can be used for a specific electromagnetic model which has shown good accuracy across very wide bandwidths. e SAI is basically the roughness of a scan area as compared to that same area with an ideal flat surface. is column gives a simple introduction to copper foils for PCBs. For more information on the copper foils used in the PCB industry, visit the Rogers Technology Support Hub on the Rogers' website, and view the Application Note, "Copper Foils for High Frequency Mate- rials." DESIGN007 John Coonrod is technical marketing manager at Rogers Corporation. To read past columns or contact Coonrod, click here. Imec President and CEO Luc Van den hove received the 2021 European SEMI Award and Soitec CEO Paul Boudre the 2021 Special Service Award at the SEMI Industry Strategy Symposium Europe (ISS Europe 2022). Established more than 30 years ago, the European SEMI Award recognizes key players in the global manufacturing supply chain, highlight- ing their leadership excellence and strategic contri- butions that led to critical advances in the semicon- ductor industry. "We applaud Luc Van den hove and Paul Boudre for their excellent work and outstanding research and development leadership and contributions to the European semiconductor community," said Laith Altimime, president of SEMI Europe. Van den hove received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the KU Leuven in Belgium. In Jan- uary 2007, he was appointed imec EVP and COO and has served as president and CEO of imec since 2009. Boudre holds a graduate degree in chemistry from France's Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chi- mie de Toulouse. He joined Soitec in 2007 as Direc- tor of Sales, Marketing and Business Development. He has been the CEO since 2015 and a member of the Board of Directors. Boudre has been active in the semiconductor industry for 30 years. Nominations for the 2022 SEMI European Award are o p e n . P l e a s e s e e a w a r d g u i d e l i n e s . P r i o r E u r o - pean SEMI Award recipi- ents hailed from companies including CEA-Leti, Tech- nical University of Dres- den, Catholic University of Leuven, STMicroelectronics, EV Group, Infineon, and the Fraunhofer Institute. See the list of past SEMI European Award recipients. (Source: SEMI) SEMI Europe Honors Outstanding Leadership in Microelectronics Luc Van den hove Paul Boudre

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