Cymer Names Asian Head

San Diego-based Cymer, a manufacturer of eximer laser light sources used by the semiconductor manufacturing industry, said Thursday afternoon that it has appointed Motohiko Tahara as president of Cymer Asia Pacific. Cymer joins the firm from Ultratech K.K., and has also served at KLA Tencor and Applied Materials. Tahara previously served as president of Cymer Japan between 2000 and 2002. Cymer develops products used for photolithography.