Ecosystem and Technical Advisory Board
Silex Microsystems has formed its Ecosystem and Technical Advisory Board to bring the perspective and guidance of industry experts to Silex and to complement our internal efforts in guiding the company’s technology-development strategy, long-term product roadmap, and efforts in promoting industry ecosystem development. ETAB members are drawn from all areas of the industry to give a broad perspective on the MEMS industry, production and manufacturing, and on the semiconductor industry as a whole.
The current members of the Silex ETAB are:
Dr. Alissa Fitzgerald
Dr. Alissa Fitzgerald is the founder and managing member of AMFitzgerald & Associates, a MEMS product development firm located near San Francisco, CA. Alissa has over 16 years of engineering experience in MEMS design, fabrication and product development. Having developed more than a dozen distinct MEMS devices, such as piezoresistive cantilevers, ultrasound transducers, and infrared imagers, she advises clients on the entire technology development cycle, from business and IP strategy, to initial design and prototyping, to foundry transfer. She is a recognized expert on reliability of brittle materials. Prior to founding AMFitzgerald, Dr. Fitzgerald worked at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Orbital Sciences Corporation, Sigpro, and Sensant Corporation, now part of Siemens. She received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from MIT and her doctorate from Stanford University in Aeronautics and Astronautics.
Salah is Partner and Co-Founder of Nanoshift, an emerging technology development company that specializes in design, development, prototyping and low volume production services for MEMS, Microfluidics, Nanotech, Cleantech and Semiconductor technologies. Salah has also consulted for a number of high technology companies in the Silicon Valley, providing expertise in process integration and fabrication for MEMS devices. He played a major role in successfully developing groundbreaking flexible and inorganic nanotechnology architecture now being used in next generation energy and LED applications in addition to his previous MEMS work. Salah studied at the University of California Berkeley where he completed his coursework in Molecular and Cell Biology with an emphasis in Biochemistry.
Harry has more than 27 years experience in the semiconductor business, currently Commercial Director of Bruco, a specialty design business with specific expertise in MEMS sensor driver design and execution. Extensive mixed signal background with management and engineering roles at Philips and National Semiconductor. He received his BscEE in Electronics from Noordejilke Hogeschool Leeuwarden, his MBA from San Jose State, and “De Commisaris als Professioneel Adviseur” accreditation from Nyenrode Business Universiteit.
Dennis Omanoff is the Chief Operating Officer of Net Optics responsible for managing the company’s Global Development, Alliances, Product Management and Supply Chain. A global business leader with a wide range of experience across the security, storage, networking, telecom and defense sectors, Omanoff specializes in building strong teams that deliver best-in-class, metrics-driven results. At Net Optics, Dennis is instrumental in leading the company’s rapid global growth and cultivating existing relationships. Dennis is a graduate of Fordham University and received his MBA from Hofstra’s School of Business. Omanoff also studied Global Competitiveness at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business and completed The Wharton School’s Corporate Governance Training for Executives of Public Boards at the University of Pennsylvania.He has certifications from the APICS as a Fellow in Production and Inventory Management, from the American Society for Quality (ASQ) in Quality and Reliability Engineering and is also an ASQ fellow. Dennis is also involved in a number of organizations and boards including the CALQED board, MBNQA, SCM World, Silex, ASQ and MENSA.
Alex is Chief Operating Officer at Linear Technology Corporation responsible for all aspects of global operations and supply chain services, package and process development, facilities and information technology services. With over 25 years in the semiconductor business, he has extensive expertise in all areas of product development and lifecycle management, fab operations, new process development, quality systems, and outsourced manufacturing operations management. Prior to LTC he held senior operations positions at NanoOpto, Anadigics, and National Semiconductor Corporation. He received his BscEEE from James Watt College and his MBA from the University of Glascow.