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|Occupation||Microfabrication Process Engineer|
|Introduction||MICROFAB ENGINEER - CMU '82 - Innovative & Pragmatic. Expert in fixing ANY microfab process problem - limiting yield or performance or R&D. Methodical expedient 6-Sigma focus in problem solving. A consistent track record, with notable yield & microfabrication process improvements for over 27years. Prepares with substantive literature and IP research when appropriate. Example Case - ID'ing root cause & fix to a 3yr old wafer fab IC part in volume production, after IDing cause & fix to -20% fab-wide crash. After IDing low yield cause in 2hrs, tripled IC part’s fab yield in 2mos. Additionally enjoys device/ process inventing & R&D. Veteran of Intel Fab3 '386, Mitel CMOS, Natl Semi Eprom/EE, Cray 3 GaAs, Motorola MOS 8, IC Sensors, Applied Materials/ ETEC Ebeam Litho & Digital Instruments NanoProbes. Expert in Nano and Microfab processes (thin films, etch & Litho), Process / Device Flow Integration & numerous analytical techniques for F/A, notably AFM, SEM, FIB etc.. Competent in numerous novel instrumentation techniques.|
|Interests||microfabricated and nanotechnology device innovations that result in advancements with commercial device and application significance. .....................|
|Favorite Movies||Good Nite & Good Luck, Syriana, Anything Mel Brooks esp. Blazing Saddles, Anything Woody Allen, Earth Girls Are Easy, Whole Nine Yards, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Dances With Wolves, Its a Wonderful Life, ALL Star Wars, Indiana Jones SERIES, Terminator SERIES, Casablanca, The Graduate, 2001 A Space Oddessy|
|Favorite Music||Chopin(esp Nocturnes), Beethoven, Bach, Zappa, Miles Davis, The Who, Roy Orbison, Joan Armatrading, Dave Brubeck Quartet, Bonnie Raitt|
|Favorite Books||Laser The Inventor & 30yr Patent War, Atlas Shrugged, Rosalind Franklin Dark Lady of DNA, Soul of a New Machine, JJAP, APL, JECS, Sensors& Actuators, IEEE MEMS, CA-800 Users Manual, Theses:, Minne, Albrecht, Tortonese, Wilder, Terry, Jerman, Keller, Thin Solid Films, Thin Film Processes, Art of Electronics, The Man Behind the Microchip, Dummies Guide to Feign Membership in MENSA (ha?)|
Foxes are clever and tigers are cunning. So, what's your cat's safety school?
Gordon Gould's Hard Knock School of Laser Patenting (sic). GG persisted for ~20yrs to gain royalties, despite beating Townes and Schawlow.