Summit Names Fabless Veteran Manufacturing, Quality Vice-President

March 09, 2006 by Jeff Shepard

Summit Microelectronics has announced the appointment of Evert Wolsheimer, PhD, to the position of vice-president of manufacturing and quality. Dr. Wolsheimer reports to Summit president and chief executive officer, Patrick Brockett.

Before joining Summit, Dr. Wolsheimer held a number of executive positions at Xilinx, with the most recent position of vice-president of quality and reliability. A member of the executive team at Xilinx since 1991, he spearheaded the use of outsourcing process development and wafer manufacturing and oversaw the company's product engineering, process and packaging development, foundry collaborations, and reliability.

Prior to Xilinx, Dr. Wolsheimer's work included managing technology development at LSI Logic and marketing and R&D positions at Philips.

Dr. Wolsheimer holds three patents and has authored numerous articles. He has been a member of the Fabless Semiconductor Association's board of directors since 1998. He holds a PhD in semiconductor device physics from the University of Delft in the Netherlands.

"As a fabless company, Summit's close collaboration with foundries is key to the level of excellence that we can offer our customers," stated Pat Brockett. "We look to Dr. Wolsheimer's vast experience in technology, quality and manufacturing to lead Summit's ongoing activities in this important area."