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Executive Vice President and General Manager, Back-End Manufacturing & Technology organization at ST Microelectronics
Fabio Gualandris is Executive Vice President and General Manager of ST’s Back-End Manufacturing & Technology organization and has held this position since January 2016.
Gualandris joined the R&D organization of SGS Microelettronica, a predecessor company to ST, in 1984. He was promoted to R&D Director of Operations in 1989 and became Automotive Business Unit Director in 1996. After two years in the US as President and CEO of Semitool, a semiconductor manufacturing equipment vendor, he rejoined ST in 2000 as Group VP responsible for the RAM/PSRAM Product Division and the Flash Automotive Business Unit. In 2005, Gualandris was appointed CEO of ST Incard, an ST smart-card subsidiary. In 2008-2010, he served as VP and Supply Chain General Manager at ST’s memory joint venture with Intel. In 2011, Gualandris was appointed ST’s Executive Vice President in charge of Product Quality Excellence.
Gualandris has authored several technical and managerial papers, holds some international patents, and sat on boards at Incard SA, ST Incard, and the Numonyx-Hynix joint venture in China. He also served as Board member and President of Numonyx Italy.
Fabio Gualandris was born in Bergamo, Italy, in 1959. He graduated in Physics from the University of Milan.
Abstract Title: Semicond. back-end manufacturing: roadmap and future needs.
Abstract: Semiconductor back-end manufacturing is undergoing an impressive transformation, touching basic technologies, such as 3D printing, spatial integration plasma dicing and jet gluing, as well as the organization of work, calling for a new human to machine interaction and forging a new model for workers: the cognitive worker. Last but not the least, the data analytic that will allow predictive maintenance on production machines, die pairing and optimal job scheduling.
In short: a fully algorithmic manufacturing model.