Semiconductor Manufacturing, Engineering and Management, QRA Expert Consultant Resume
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  • Semiconductor Manufacturing
  • Engineering and Management
  • QRA

This expert attended the Golden Gate University and obtained a MBA in Marketing from that university.

This expert attended the New Jersey Institute of Technology and obtained a M.S. in Electrical Engineering from that institute.

This expert attended the Newark College of Engineering and obtained a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from that institute of learning.

Semiconductor Manufacturing, Engineering and Management, QRA Expert Consultant Resume
 

This expert has extensive knowledge in semiconductor manufacturing, engineering and management. This expert has served twenty plus years in technical/QRA management. This expert has strong analytical, problem solving, communication, and presentation skills. This expert's experience includes management of large staff, multiple shifts, budgets, and capital equipment justification. Capabilities of this expert include focal reviews, competitive analysis, product specification, and customer needs identification.

This consultant is a seasoned veteran of the electronics/semiconductor industry. Holds ASQ Certification for 6 Sigma Black Belt, Reliability Engineer, and Quality Auditor. Experience in Si, SiGe, GaAs, Bipolar, CMOS, BiCMOS, Analog, Digital, and MEMS technologies

Some of this expert’s previous accomplishments are: successfully led companies to ISO Certification; develop and implement the Quality Management System (QMS); implementation of S/W packages for paperless document control; qualification of new products and processes ; experience with ESD and latch-up testing; reliability testing and on-going reliability monitoring programs; MTBF, FIT Calculation; experience with in-depth Failure Analysis; perform DFMEA, PFMEA; experience with motorola and AIAG PPAP; resolution of customer issues, process and track RMA’s to closing; and corrective/preventive action programs.

Other tasks completed by this expert include: implementation of SPC programs, calculate Cpk; inspection and sampling criteria and procedures; implement and administer calibration programs; compliance with RoHS and WEEE; implementation of IQC/OQC procedures and processes; auditing both internal and supplier/vendor; vendor qualification and monitoring; and experience working with off-shore foundries and assembly vendors.
 

QRA responsibilities of this expert have included ISO 9000, standard QA function (e.g. incoming inspection, final QA, etc.), and vendor/supplier qualification and rating. Other areas of this expert's capability include document control, reliability, and failure analysis.

This consultant has experience in management of off-shore vendors/suppliers both for fab, assembly and test services.

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Providing expertise in semiconductor manufacturing, engineering and management, QRA management, and related expertise to a wide variety of clients.

 

Director QRA, Siimpel, Arcadia, CA

Was responsible for setting up all aspects of the QRA function including Incoming/Outgoing QA, On-line Document Control System, ISO 9001:2000 Certification, Calibration, RMAs, Failure Analysis, On-going Reliability Monitor Program. Vendor certification and monitoring. Products: MEMS used in cell phone cameras for auto focus feature. Successfully achieved ISO 9001:2000 certification for the company. Brought up company-wide Online Document Control System (DCS), and instituted company-wide training for DCS. Instituted SPC for fast ramp production processes. Created Internal Audit Training Course and trained/certified 7 new auditors.

 

Director QRA, TelASIC, El Segundo, CA

Was responsible for setting up all aspects of the QRA function including Incoming/Outgoing QA, On-line Document Control System, Calibration, RMAs, Failure Analysis, On-going Reliability Monitor Program. Vendor certification and monitoring. Products were high frequency (1.0+GHz) high power (13W) high speed ADCs and DACs. Also, manufactured PA Linearizer boards. Brought up company-wide Online Document Control System (DCS), Company-wide training for DCS. Solved yield problem for ADC product line through root cause failure analysis that revealed foundry metal problem.

 

Director QRA, Micro Linear, San Jose, CA

Responsibilities included all aspects of the QRA function, Incoming/Outgoing QA, Document Control, Calibration, RMAs, Failure Analysis, On-going Reliability Monitor Program, Vendor certification and monitoring. Worked with RF (900 Mhz to 5.8 Ghz) and Networking products using, Bipolar, BiCMOS, and CMOS, processes with sub-micron geometries. Handled all customer related quality issues. Acted as Corporate ISO representative. In Sept. 2000 the facilities group was added as a responsibility. In addition to all the quality duties, management of plant maintenance, grounds keeping, janitorial, security and fire alarm systems, liquidation of surplus equipment and furniture, renovations/building moves. Achievements included qualification of product lines for RoHS and WEEE compliance, ISO 9001/2000 certification; qualified 5 New products, 3 Test vendors, 2 New Fabs, and 3 New Assembly Vendors.

 

President/Founder, telecommunications company, Modesto, CA

Oversaw sale, installation, service and repair of telecommunications equipment.

 

Director, QRA, Cubic Memory, Scotts Valley, CA

Responsibilities included Incoming/Outgoing QA and Document Control. Was brought in to begin ISO program and generate QA Manual and associated specifications. This company was a provider of a technology for stacking multiple die and interconnection of same using additional metal masking steps and epoxy for electrical connections. Achievements included production of a QA Manual for ISO 9000. Generated a number of specs for the existing processes. Purchased and setup temperature cycling chamber and developed process for testing the memory stacks.

 

Director, Failure Analysis, Maxim Integrated Products, Sunnyvale, CA

Managed a staff of engineers and technicians. Performed all failure analysis for products produced by Maxim. Responded with appropriate failure analysis reports to customers.

 

Founder, International Semiconductor Technologies, San Jose, CA

Bought legacy product lines from Sierra Semiconductor with 4 other former Sierra employees. Acted as VP of Quality for the company.

 

Director, QRA, Sierra Semiconductor, San Jose, CA

Responsibilities included all aspects of the QRA function: Incoming/Outgoing QA, Document Control, Calibration, RMAs, Failure Analysis, On-going Reliability Monitor Program, vendor certification and monitoring. Managed a staff of 25 people, multiple shifts. Company products addressed Modems, Graphic Accelerators, and Networking market segments. Major customer was Apple Computer. BiCMOS and CMOS processes, sub-micron. Achievements included development and publishing of a Quarterly Company Reliability Status Report. Developed and implemented Infant Mortality and Long-Term Reliability Monitoring Programs. Qualified 0.8 micron CMOS process.

 

Consultant, Failure Analysis, Maxim Integrated Products, Sunnyvale, CA

Provided contract failure analysis.

Manager, Failure Analysis, AMD/MMI, Sunnyvale, CA

Managed staff of 10 engineers and technicians. Performed all failure analysis for PLL products produced by AMD. Responded with appropriate failure analysis reports to customers. Bipolar and CMOS processes.

Reduced FA backlog from 400+ to zero. Reduced cycle time for FAs from 1-2 months to 2 weeks.

Manager, Reliability and Failure Analysis, Signetics, Sunnyvale, CA

Managed staff of 8 engineers and technicians. Performed all reliability and failure analysis functions for the Memory and Microprocessor divisions. CMOS processes. Set up and facilitized Reliability and F/A Labs.

Supervising Process Engineer, NEC Electronic Arrays, Mountain View, CA

Managed staff of 3 engineers. Responsible for Diffusion, thin films, and ion implant processes. Hands on experience with E-beam evaporation and magnetron sputtering for metal deposition, ion implantation, PECVD, LPCVD for oxides, nitrides and poly silicon deposition.

Developed and implemented monitoring program for ion implantation operation. Reduced product jeopardy in production line by tens of thousands of dollars. Negotiated contract with vendor for SRP Service.

Senior Process Engineer, Fairchild, Mountain View, CA

Areas of responsibilities included E-beam evaporation and magnetron sputtering, PECVD and back lap. The products were high power Bipolar transistors for the automotive industry.

Supervised installation of PECVD deposition system. Developed nitride deposition process. Supervised installation of magnetron sputtering system. Developed CrAg back metal process.

Senior Process Engineer, Microwave Semiconductor Corporation, Somerset, NJ

Process sustaining engineer with responsibilities for all metallization processes and equipment and ion implantation. The products were high power RF transistors. Hands on experience with RF sputtering and sputter etching, E-beam evaporation, ion implantation, plasma etching and cleaning, and Au plating processes. Developed Pt-Si process. Developed Ta-Pt-Ta, and Ti-Pt-Ti gold barrier processes. Developed plate thru resist process for Au plating. Cut cost on capacitor products by one-third.

Product/Process Engineer, MOSTEK, Carrolton, TX

Had product and process responsibilities for DRAMs. Hands on experience with photo lithography, chemical and plasma etches and cleans, and ion implantation. Managed one technician. CMOS processes.

Process Engineer, RCA, Somerville, NJ

Served as Process Engineer with group responsible for taking R&D NMOS, CMOS, and SOS processes from RCA Princeton Labs and making them production worthy. This included process modifications for yield enhancement. Ultimately the final process was transferred to RCA's production facility in Findlay, Ohio. Hands on experience with photolithography, diffusion processes and equipment, chemical etches and cleans, metallization, and ion implantation. Managed 3 technicians. Installed first production ion implanter for RCA, Somerville.

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