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Erik Smith joins Alchimer as COO

10 January 2011 | By Mark Osborne | Going Places

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Alchimer S.A has appointed Erik C. Smith, chief operating officer, a veteran of the semiconductor industry. Smith will be tasked to continue to demonstrate the technological and economic benefits of Alchimer’s electrografting process for TSVs and IC interconnects.

“Erik Smith is an excellent fit for Alchimer as we continue to demonstrate the technological and economic benefits of our electrografting process for TSVs and IC interconnects,” said Steve Lerner, CEO of Alchimer. “Erik’s proven record as a COO, combined with his sales and marketing expertise and his in-depth experience in Japan, China, and other Asian markets, will help Alchimer capitalize on the momentum we have created around the globe.”

Smith has nearly 25 years of experience in the semiconductor industry in the U.S. and Asia, including five years as president and COO of Qcept Technologies, a manufacturer of inspection systems for detecting non-visual defects (NVDs) on wafers. In addition to day-to-day operations, Smith was responsible for product development, applications, and sales and marketing.

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