Let E and F be Banach spaces. The semigroup Φ+(E,F) of semi-Fredholm operators consists of the bounded linear mappings E→F with closed image and finite-dimensional kernel. By a well known result of Yood we have that T∈Φ+(E,F) if and only if for any bounded set B⊂E the condition TB relatively compact implies that B is relatively compact. Lebow and Schechter gave a quantitative version of the above qualitative characterization, namely the operator T belongs to Φ+(E,F) if and only if there is c ≥ 0 such that
for all bounded B⊂E. Here γ is the well known Hausdorff measure of non-compactness
with BE the closed unit ball of E.