Technology Advisory Board
• Jon Scadden, President, Strategic Solutions
• Dr. Robert Doering, Senior Fellow, Texas Instruments
• Paul Edmonds, (Former) Vice President Operations, National Semiconductor Maine
• Gerry Etzold, (Former) NSA, Director of Trusted Access Program Office
• Dr. David Lam, Chairman, Multibeam Corporation
• Stanley T. Myers, (Former) President, SEMI
• Dave Ossman, (Former) Managing Director National Semiconductor Maryland
• James L. Karl, (Former) Client Executive, IBM Microelectronics’ Aerospace and Defense
• Jon Scadden, President
• Gerry Etzold, VP – Government Affairs
• Todd Mosher, VP – Strategic Communications
Strategic Solutions – Founder of American MiniFoundry
Strategic Solutions is a US based engineering firm that provides development solutions for new semiconductor technology in the United States. In addition, we provide customers process solutions with our foundry alliances in the United States. The firm has been in continuous operation since 1995 and is based in Sacramento, California.
Jon is president of Strategic Solutions and creator of the American MiniFoundry initiative. He combines extensive semiconductor manufacturing/packaging expertise with a comprehensive background in business development and outsourcing success with masking, lithography, operations and packaging. Educated at San Jose State University, Fairchild Semiconductor and National Semiconductor, Jon went on to a very successful career in executive sales & marketing of advanced capital equipment with the GCA Corporation, Materials Research Corporation and Tegal (a spin-off of Motorola Corp).
In 1995 Jon launched Strategic Solutions to provide critical advice and consultation to both chipmakers and equipment manufacturers and was the keystone of the first outsourced Ion Implant service in the industry through his association with Innovion. Leveraging his experience with early-on production of government-centric semiconductors, Jon launched the American Mini Foundry in late 2010. He resides in the rolling hills of the Sierra Nevada range outside Sacramento, CA and is a former member of the SEMI Sales and Marketing Executive Council.
Dr. Robert R. Doering
Dr. Doering is a Senior Fellow and Research Manager at Texas Instruments. He is also a member of TI’s Technical Advisory Board, Kilby Labs Review Board, External Development and Manufacturing Leadership Team, and University Relations Strategy Team. His previous positions at TI include: Manager of CMOS and DRAM Process Development, Director of the Microelectronics Manufacturing Science and Technology (MMST) Program, Director of Scaled-Technology Integration, Manager of Future-Factory Strategy, and Manager of Technology Strategy in the Office of the CTO.
He received a B.S. degree in physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1968 and a Ph.D. in physics from Michigan State University in 1974. He joined TI in 1980, after several years on the faculty of the Physics Department at the University of Virginia. His physics research was on nuclear reactions and was highlighted by the discovery of the Giant Spin-Isospin Resonance in heavy nuclei in 1973 and by pioneering experiments in medium-energy heavy-ion reactions in the late 70’s. His early work at Texas Instruments was on SRAM, DRAM, and NMOS/CMOS device physics and process-flow ztechnology development as well as advanced lithography R&D.
The MMST Program was a $100M+, 5-year R&D effort, funded by DARPA, the U.S. Air Force, and Texas Instruments, which developed a wide range of new technologies for advanced semiconductor manufacturing. The subsequent commercialization of MMST technologies has had a major impact on semiconductor manufacturing.
Dr. Doering is an IEEE Fellow and was Chair of the Semiconductor Manufacturing Technical Committee of the IEEE Electron Devices Society from 2004 through 2011. He is also a Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS) and Past-Chair of the Corporate Associates Advisory Committee of the American Institute of Physics. In addition, he is Chair of the Governing Council of the Nanoelectronics Research Initiative (NRI) consortium. Dr. Doering was a member of the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) committee that founded the International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors (ITRS) and is one of the two U.S. representatives to the International Roadmap Committee, which currently governs the ITRS. He also served on the SIA committees that founded the Focus Center Research Program (FCRP) and NRI consortia of the Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) as well as on the APS committee that founded the Forum on Industrial and Applied Physics (FIAP). Overall, he has served on 93 industry/university/government boards, advisory committees, and study groups. He has also authored/presented 234 publications and invited papers/talks and has 20 U.S. patents.
Gerald (Gerry) Etzold
Gerry is the Retired Technical Director at the United States Department of Defense where he served most recently as the Technical Director for the Trusted Access Program Office in 2007 – 2009. As the Technical Director he was responsible for providing technical support and guidance to the Chief of the TAPO’s NSA Microelectronics Office. This included frequent analysis of industry and national strategy for microelectronics technology to enable alignment with customer requirements and coordination of activities with DOD and other government agencies.
He received his AASEE degree from Weber State College in 1976, a BS in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix in 1986 and his MS in Technology Management from the University of Maryland ( University College ) in 1996. After a seven year stint (1967 – 1974) with the United States Air Force ( to include time as a Member of the Inspector General Team to evaluate Forward Air Control unit readiness in Theater Europe ), he joined National Semiconductor Corporation. During a career of 23 years with NSC he gained extensive experience in microelectronics manufacturing technology management with specialties in Test, Production, Photolithography, Engineering, Operations and Process Transfer.
In 1998 he joined the National Security Agency where his assignments included Equipment Integration Manager, Technical Director for Microelectronics Manufacturing at the Fort Meade, Maryland facility (fab) and; ultimately Technical Director for the commonly referred to Trusted Fab Program.
During his career Gerry was bestowed with the NSA Director’s Award, the Meritorius Civilian Service Award, the Certificate of Excellence from the Office of the Secretary of Defense and the Microelectronics Special Honor Award.
Gerry holds a United States Coast Guard Merchant Mariner License and he and his wife Linda enjoy cruising waterways on their Monk 36 Trawler. They have two children and three grandchildren and continue to reside on the East Coast with frequent visits to Montana and Wyoming.
Todd is the Founder, President and CEO of Zone 5 which he launched in Albany, NY in 1989. He combines strong business management skills with an unmatched understanding of economic development and technology, cementing Zone 5’s reputation in Tech Valley/Upstate NY as a respected innovator and a great place to work.
Educated at the University of Albany, Todd has over 20 years experience in the field of of marketing and communications. His background includes expertise in management and finance, strategic planning, marketing and Web development as well as business development for Zone 5 and clients alike. Todd has had a leadership role in regional economic development and global technology attraction initiatives. Specifically, he spearheaded the collaborative campaigns to develop and promote the New York Loves Nanotech, New York Loves Energy and New York Loves Bio sub-brands from the original “I Love New York” travel and tourism brand.
He currently serves as a member of the Executive Board for the Capital Region Chapter of the American Marketing Association and is a former Board member of the New York Solar Energy Industries Association (NYSEIA). He is an member of New Energy New York, the Center for Economic Growth and the Saratoga Economic Development Corporation, and is currently working on initiatives involving photovoltaics/solar and renewable energies. He leads Zone 5’s Technology and Economic Development practices and directs strategic marketing efforts for clients in those sectors.
Most recently he was honored by being appointed to the Board of Governors of the prestigious Silicon Valley Capital Club in San Jose, CA. He also serves as Consultant to the Silicon Valley Strategic Advisors organization, a recent spin-off of the global Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International trade organization.
Todd and his wife Karen split time between their residences (and wine cellars) in Albany and San Jose and have one daughter who has completed a double major in Chemical Engineering and Business Administration at the University of Buffalo.
Dr. David K. Lam
Lam is probably best known for Lam Research Corporation, which he founded in 1980. Under his guidance as CEO, the company introduced the industry’s first fully automated plasma etching system for semiconductor manufacturing in 1981, and established a market beachhead in Japan in 1982. Lam Research, headquartered in Fremont, California, went public in 1984 and has since become a global leader in semiconductor capital equipment.
Lam now uses his experience and expertise to provide guidance to emerging technology enterprises. He serves on boards of directors and advises management at various stages of growth. In addition to his corporate experience, Lam was appointed by President George H. W. Bush to serve on the U.S. Commission on Minority Business Development and by California Chief Justice Malcolm Lucas to serve on the Commission on the Future of the Courts. He also served on the Visiting Committee of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Lam is a Senior Fellow of the American Leadership Forum and a member of the Committee of 100.
Lam graduated from the University of Toronto with bachelor’s degree in engineering physics, and holds master’s and doctoral degrees in chemical engineering from M.I.T.
Most recently Managing Director for National Semiconductor (now Texas Instruments ) Dave’s career has been classic accomplished and dedicated senior-level executive with P&L and leadership responsibilities, primarily in the Defense and Intelligence communities.
At National Semiconductor his role required overall program management and P&L responsibility for the company’s DoD Government Contracts Business unit, focusing on microelectronics/semiconductor manufacturing services (primarily at the Fort Meade, Maryland site). In this capacity he also was tasked with directing National Semiconductor’s role within the government’s prestigious Trusted Foundry business, business development and Government Affairs activities. Previously, as Director of Finance for National Semiconductor, he was responsible for all financial aspects for the DoD Government Contracts Business.
Dave earned his BS in Business Administration from Penn State University, his MBA from Drexel University, and has completed extensive Executive Education programs at the University of Pennsylvania (Wharton School), the Stanford Business School and the Harvard Business School. He is also a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).
Prior to joining National Semiconductor, Dave served as Director of Finance for ARMILLAIRE Technologies Inc, a next-generation telecommunications equipment start-up company. He was also a Finance Manager for UNISYS Corporation where he was primarily responsible for supporting the company’s $100M multi-year quality assurance contract with NASA.
Offering over 39 years of experience in wafer fab management, construction and technology transfer roles, Paul now offers consulting services in all aspects of wafer fab construction and start-up, project management , performance, benchmarking, competitiveness and upgrades.
Paul’s semiconductor career began with Fairchild Semiconductor in South Portland in 1971 as a Production Supervisor and he successfully progressed in roles as Process Engineer, Manufacturing Manager ( 150mm fab ) , Project Manager for a 150mm greenfield facility and ultimately as Operations Manager.
His expertise includes process engineering in wafer fabrication, operations management in both front end and Assembly & Test. His career experience includes wafer fab construction and start-up of 150mm and 200mm fabs as well as technology transfers fab-to-fab and with external foundries.
While at NSC Paul managed their Trusted Foundry business supplying integrated circuits to various government agencies.
Paul holds an AAS degree in Applied Sciences, a BS in Business Management and an MBA from Stanford University
He and his family reside in Sanford, Maine.
James L Karl received his Bachelor of Science degree in Materials Science Engineering from Purdue University in May of 1981 a Master of Science in Material Science Engineering from the University of Vermont in 1986. Immediately following graduation from Purdue Mr. Karl joined IBM at their Essex Junction, Vermont facility, and continued to work out of that location until his retirement in June of 2011.
During his 30 year career at IBM Mr. Karl has held numerous engineering and management positions throughout the Microelectronics Division’s development and manufacturing organizations. Most recently Mr. Karl was the Client Executive for IBM Microelectronics’ Aerospace and Defense business. In this role he was primarily responsible for managing IBM Microelectronics business with the US Government and IBM Microelectronics’ commercial A&D clients. Mr. Karl was responsible for establishing IBM Microelectronics Trusted manufacturing capability in Essex Junction in 2003 and managed the growth and expansion of the Trusted Foundry program throughout IBM Microelectronics until his departure in 2010.
Mr. Karl is also principal consultant for Idea-Ore Consulting. Idea-Ore provides consulting services for the US Aerospace, Defense and Intelligence communities related to secure development and manufacturing of semiconductor components.
Throughout his career Mr. Karl maintained an active relationship with Purdue University and the Purdue Alumni Association. For many years Mr. Karl was IBM Microelectronics’ technical recruiting lead at Purdue. He routinely returned to campus to speak and mentor students about his experiences and the engineering profession. Mr. . Karl was named Purdue University’s Outstanding Materials Science engineer in 1998 and has served on the Material Science Engineering Advisory Board. Recently Mr. Karl completed a six year term as an Officer for the Board of Directors of the Purdue Alumni Association, serving as Chairman of the Board from 2007 to 2009.
Currently Mr. Karl and his wife Barbara reside in West Lafayette, Indiana where he enjoys living out as his passion for his alma mater while serving as Executive Vice President of the Purdue Alumni Association. Their daughter Christina is a senior in Purdue’s Chemical Engineering Program.
Stanley T. Myers is Director Emeritus of the SEMI Board of Directors and the past President & CEO of Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI®). Headquartered in San Jose, California. SEMI is a global industry association serving more than 2,000 global companies that provide the equipment, materials and services to manufacture semiconductors, displays, photovoltaics, micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) and related technologies. SEMI maintains offices in Bangalore, Beijing, Berlin, Brussels, Moscow, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Taiwan, Tokyo and Washington, DC.
Stanley T. Myers
Prior to his appointment as SEMI president in 1996, Myers worked for 17 years at Siltec Silicon, a manufacturer of silicon wafers, based in Salem, Oregon. He served as president and CEO since 1985, and in 1986 he completed negotiations for the acquisition of Siltec by Mitsubishi Materials Corporation, In July 1996, Siltec officially changed its name to Mitsubishi Silicon America Corporation. Prior to Siltec, Myers worked for Monsanto Corporation for 18 years.
Myers continues to serve on the SEMI board of directors, a post to which he was elected in 1988. He is Chairman of the National Science Foundation (NSF) Advisory Board to MATEC (Maricopa Advanced Technology Education Center). Myers also is a member of the Engineering Advisory Board, School of Engineering, San Jose State University.
Myers earned a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from the University of Kansas. In May 2007 he was inducted in the Chemical and Petroleum Engineering Hall of Fame in the University of Kansas.
Myers was a recipient of the Exemplary Community Leadership Award by the Silicon Valley Conference on Community and Justice in 2006. In February 2008 Myers was inducted in the Silicon Valley Engineering Hall of Fame.