One Team, Many Talents

Gail Fisher

Gail Fisher

Chief Financial Officer

Gail is a versatile, analytical and commercially focused finance professional with hands on approach and strong interpersonal skills. Extensive experience in Financial Management, system implementation and business process engineering. Proven leadership skills, including managing and motivating others to achieve objectives. Her key duties at Semefab are, business process re-engineering – focusing on procurement and purchase order processing, contract review & negotiation, Set up new ordering policy.

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Dr. John Bruce

Dr. John Bruce

Joint Managing Director

John is one of the founding team of Semefab Ltd and Joint CEO. He holds a B.Sc in Chemistry and a PhD in Solid State Chemistry both from the University of Strathclyde. He began his career at General Instrument Microelectronics in 1982 and held positions in Process Engineering, Process Development and Yield Engineering before joining the start up team at Semefab in 1986. Through his time at Semefab, he has developed a wide range of technologies from discrete power devices through CMOS and Linear ICs and more recently a variety of MEMS. From an operational perspective, he has seen Semefab's manufacturing grow from a single 100m wafer Fab to a 3 Fab operation with a dedicated MEMS capability.

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Allan James

Allan James

Joint Managing Director

Allan is founder and Joint Managing Director of Semefab Ltd. A B.Sc (Hons) Physics graduate from Southampton University in 1973, Allan started his career in DRAM development and manufacture at Mullard Southampton and ITT Sidcup, moving into Silicon on Sapphire technology development at GEC Hurst Research Centre in Wembley and MEDL in Lincoln until 1982. He then turned to Wafer fab management at General Instrument in Glenrothes until 1986 at which point he established Semefab. Allan is responsible for Global Sales and Marketing, Finance and Administration.

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Alan Forsyth

Alan Forsyth

Product & Test Manager

Alan graduated from Glasgow University in 1989 with a B.Eng (Hons) in Electronics & Electrical Engineering and then joined National Semiconductor in Greenock as a Product Engineer. In 1994 he joined Seagate Microelectronics in Livingston as a Snr Device Engineer, working on BiCMOS & Bipolar and technologies. In 1999 Alan then moved to Semefab as Product and Test Manager, which includes responsibility for all test production, development and Product/Device Engineering activities.

 

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Angela Over

Angela Over

Logistics Manager

Angela joined Semefab in April 2008 as part of the Business Improvement Team. Angela was promoted to Logistics Manager in April 2009. This position looks after production control, sales orders, customer service and shipping. Angela’s career spans many different industries and roles in Industrial Engineering/Production Engineering and Production Control. Previous to Semefab, Angela was a Senior Business Unit planner for 5 years at Wolfson Microelectronics in Edinburgh.

Angela received a B.Eng (Hons) in Manufacturing Engineering from Brunel University (1991), and is a Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (MIET).

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Brian Koczubik

Brian Koczubik

Facilities & Equipment Engineering Manager

Brian’s career with Semefab started in 1998 where he was brought in as the Equipment Engineering Manager. He worked for a number of different companies within the Semiconductor Industry previously; Hughes Microelectronics and Seagate Ltd, in the role of Equipment Engineer. He then worked for Varian Associates and Shieldcare Ltd, where Brian moved into Field Service Engineering, working in a variety of different wafer-fabs across the UK and Europe. Since 2005 Brian has also had the responsibility of the Facilities Engineering Group as well as Equipment Engineering within Semefab’s plant at Glenrothes.

 

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George Smith

George Smith

Production Manager

George joined Semefab in 2003 after a thirteen year spell in manufacturing as a Team Leader with Strand Lighting. He joined Semefab as Probe and Test Co-ordinator where he quickly set up good 5S practices within the area. He was promoted in 2007 to Production Manager where he is responsible for the three manufacturing areas and a 5S team. He continues to drive 5S and Lean practices within the company.

 

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Stuart Small

Stuart Small

QA Manager

Stuart graduated from Strathclyde University in 1993 with a B.Eng (Hons.) in Electronic & Electrical Engineering.

Stuart then joined Semefab as a graduate engineer. During his first 3 years he progressed to become an etch engineer and then joined the development group for a time, before joining a semiconductor vendor metrology company as a field applications engineer. Stuart then re-joined Semefab in 2005 as an etch engineer again, before being promoted to the Senior Etch Engineer and then the Process Engineering Manager for the past 5 years. Stuart has very recently been appointed our new Quality Assurance Manager.

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Shona Ray

Shona Ray

Process Engineering & Integration Manager

A B.Sc (Hons) in Applied Physics graduate from Robert Gordon University in 1997, Shona joined Semefab as a Graduate Process Engineer working mainly in the Photo/Etch area. Over the next 7 years she gained experience across all the various fab areas and was promoted to Process Integration Manager in 2004. Since that time she has been involved in multiple process transfers and development projects both with existing customers as product improvements or new customers with new projects. She has also been heavily involved with University and funded research projects for various different applications. Shona is responsible for the introduction of all new processes/developments and has recently taken over the role of looking after the Process Engineering Department.

 

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Neil Wotherspoon

Neil Wotherspoon

Business Development–USA–West Coast, South East to South Carolina

Neil received HNC Chemistry from Kirkcaldy College of Technology, continuing his studies in advanced chemistry at Napier University, Edinburgh. He moved to the United States with General Instrument - Microelectronics division in 1975. In 1981 he joined Advanced Micro Devices in Silicon Valley, where he still lives and works. During his career he worked at Integrated Device Technology, VLSI Technology, Silterra all in the areas of process development, process engineering, yield improvement managing teams in advanced semiconductor manufacturing. Neil held the position of VP, Business Development at A2IC, a Silicon Valley analog start-up, competing in mobile power management market space. He recently returned from Brazil having set up Ceitec SA, the first IDM company in South America.

He is a proud member of the "26.2 mile" running club and enjoys reading, food & wine and sport.

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Doug Pike

Doug Pike

Business Development–USA–North West, Mid & East Coast to North Carolina

Doug graduated from Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA with a BSEE and MSEE with Honors 
in 1973 and 1974.  He started in the Microelectronics industry in 1975 with NCR Corp in
 Miamisburg, OH and then continued his over 40 year career in Silicon Valley joining
 Siliconix and later General Instrument as Wafer Fab Engr Mngr developing state of the art
 Bipolar and optically sensitive devices. In 1986 he joined start up Advanced Power Devices 
in Bend, OR as Device Development and Process Engineering Manager, eventually taking on the
 role of Director of Wafer Fabrication Operations. In 2006 he came to Linear Technology as
 Process Engineering Manager of Linear's primary wafer fabrication facility in Camas, WA. 
Doug retired and formed his own business, DAPike Engineering in 2013 and Semefab was his
 first client for which he continues as the North American Business Development Manager.


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Michael Huang

Michael Huang

Business Development–China

Michael Huang graduated from Xiamen University, Xiamen, China in 1982 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Semiconductor Physics.

He studied English in the Philippines and then stayed in Manila as associate chief editor for a Chinese newspaper called Chinatown News for 10 years. In 1992 he went back to Xiamen and worked for an aluminum rolling mill as assistant to the GM for 2 years. Michael then started his own business collaborating with many state owned large companies for importing and exporting aluminum foil and strips, importing alumina for processing in cooperation with aluminum smelters to produce aluminum ingots for selling in the futures market. He also did some business in the printing and packaging industries related to aluminum, like PS plate and aluminum foil laminating. He formed a trading company in Manila for printing materials with 2 local partners and the company is still running. The company is the sole dealer in the Philippines for the biggest PS plate/CTP plate maker in China.cSince 2008, he went into the LED lighting business in which both aluminum and semiconductors are employed: aluminum for heat dissipation and semiconductor for LEDscIn 2014, he helped a Xiamen LED manufacturing company to obtain supplies of Semefab's light sensor product. He formed a company Semicraftxm as Semefab's dealer and Business Development Manager/Sales Representative in China in 2016.

Michael has a background of semiconductors, has maintained good contacts in many major cities in China and is well experienced in dealing with officers of Chinese government, Customs officials and customers. He is expected to play an important role in helping to develop the China market for products and services from Semefab.

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Call: +86-592-7021287

Ann Cunningham

Ann Cunningham

Health, Safety & Environmental Manager

Ann joined Semefab as Health, Safety and Environmental Manager in February 2017.

Ann has worked in the Semiconductor Industry for over 26 years with various companies (Digital, Motorola, Seagate, Wolfson Microelectronics, Kaiam Europe) in various roles. She is an outgoing and self-motivated individual with extensive experience in Health and Safety, Lab Management & Failure Analysis Engineering.

Ann began her career in Health and Safety whilst working with Wolfson Microelectronics and is now a member of the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), Scottish Fire Prevention Association (SPFA) and is also an Internal Auditor for Quality and Environmental with experience in auditing management systems, for ISO9001 and ISO14001 certifications and has a good understanding of ISO18001 requirements.

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