McDonald, Christopher - CEI-Europe

McDonald, Christopher

VP at Factory Projects International, Austin TX, USA.

Applied Materials: Vice President of Factory Projects: Solar Business Group (2007-2011).

Previously Vice President for Plant Operations, Samsung Austin Semiconductor, responsible for all aspects of manufacturing and engineering at this state-of-the-art DRAM production line.

During twenty years at Intel, Mr. McDonald held a series of Management positions in Engineering, Manufacturing and Yield/Quality and Reliability. He spent three years on assignment at International SEMATECH as director of the Advanced Technology Development Facility. His last assignment was as Factory Manager for Intel's state of the art Flash memory wafer fab in Colorado Springs. Previously he spent eight years at National Semiconductor and overall he has 33 years of experience in semiconductor process development and manufacturing on DRAM, SRAM, EPROM and microprocessor technology and products.

Mr. McDonald has worked in all areas of wafer fab engineering and is a specialist in new technology transfer and yield improvement. He has worked on several new factory start up projects and has published articles and taught short courses in the areas of Technology Transfer, Training, Statistical Process Control and New Trends in Manufacturing. He received his B.Sc. in Electronics from the University of Southampton, UK, and his M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering, from National Technological University, USA.

Mr. McDonald has been a member of the CEI-Europe Faculty since 1995.

Mr McDonald and Dr Mittal take turns in teaching courses #36 and #61.

Course #61 IC Reliability, Yield, Failure Analysis, and Fault Isolation

Course #36 Silicon Device Technology: Materials and Processing Overview

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