San Jose--August 27, 1998--PDF Solutions, Inc. (San Jose) announced the appointment of four new members to its senior executive team. Andrzej Strojwas, chief technologist, P. K. Mozumder, vice president, Performance Optimization Practice, Paul Marella, vice president, Yield Modeling and Prediction Practice, and P. Steven Melman, vice president of finance and administration and CFO have been named to the senior management team, reporting directly to John Kibarian, president and CEO of PDF Solutions.
Currently a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, Strojwas has held senior technical positions at AT&T Bell Laboratories, Harris Semiconductor, Hitachi, KLA-Tencor, NEC, Sematech, and Texas Instruments. His research includes modeling of IC equipment, fabrication processes and semiconductor devices, computer-aided design and verification of VLSI circuits, and control and diagnosis of the IC fabrication processes. He has also consulted for several semiconductor companies in the area of statistically based CAD/CIM of VLSI circuits. Strojwas received a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.
Mozumder previously was a branch manager at Texas Instruments' Semiconductor and Process Design Center in Dallas. He has worked jointly with organizations such as Sematech and SRC to develop a roadmap for TCAD, process synthesis, control, and diagnosis for the U.S. semiconductor industry. Mozumder holds a Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.
Marella most recently held the positions of director of product planning and director of applications engineering for the Wafer Inspection Group at KLA-Tencor, where he developed product concepts for next generation yield management systems. He previously held management and technical positions at Park Scientific Instruments and Nchip. Marella holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.
Melman previously was VP of Finance and CFO at Animation Science's Business Resource Group. He has also held senior financial management positions at Apple, Schlumberger, and Stardent Computer. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Boston University and is a CPA.
PDF Solutions, Inc.
San Jose, CA
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