Bettina Weiss, as Vice President, Business Development, oversees the global photovoltaic program (PV Group) for SEMI. She is responsible for global PV strategy and operations for member engagement, expositions, Standards, information products, EHS initiatives, policy and other activities for photovoltaics and is the PV interface to the SEMI International Board of Directors as well as the industry worldwide. She is also responsible for business development activities, primarily new geographies and new technologies to support SEMI’s diverse membership and to assess opportunities for member company engagement in emerging markets. Weiss joined SEMI in 1996 and worked in several Standards positions in SEMI Europe in Brussels Belgium and in global headquarters in San Jose, CA. From 2005 to 2008, she was Director, International Standards, overseeing SEMI's International Standards Program operations. From 2008 to 2010, Weiss helped build SEMI's PV Group initiatives in North America and, later, worldwide. Prior to joining SEMI, Weiss worked in sales and marketing positions at Metron Semiconductor and Varian Semiconductors in Munich, Germany. She holds a B.A. in English from the International School for Applied Languages in Munich, Germany and is a certified translator for Anglo-American Law and Economics.