Computer Systems Laboratory Colloquium

4:15PM, Wednesday, March 07, 2001
NEC Auditorium, Gates Computer Science Building B03

Inspired Ideas in Engineering -- Solving the Semiconductor Manufacturing Dilemma

Igor Khandros
FormFactor, Inc.
About the talk:

How does creativity contribute to the inventive process? What were some of the inspired ideas that helped shape the 20th century and the semiconductor industry? What are some of the dilemmas facing the semiconductor industry today? And where is it heading?

These are just some of the topics that will be covered as we look at the semiconductor industryat the beginning of the 21st century, and see how technological advancements have created a different kind of industry chasm.

About the speaker:

Dr. Igor Khandros - President, CEO and Founder, FormFactor, Inc.

Dr. Khandros is the principal founder of FormFactor and inventor of the MicroSpring(tm) contact -- the basic integrating technology enabling a complete wafer-level semiconductor manufacturing process; this is the second startup he founded. Earlier, at IBM, he developed semiconductor packaging. Dr. Khandros holds a Ph.D. in Material Sciences from Stevens Institute of Technology, and a M.Sc. from Kiev Polytechnic Institute in Kiev, Russia.

Contact information:

Dr. Igor Khandros
FormFactor Inc.
2140 Research Drive
Livermore, CA 94550