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Meet the staff

Mark Osborne

The blog is written by Semiconductor Fabtech's Editor-in-Chief, Mark Osborne. Mark is also the Senior News Editor for Photovoltaics International and the PV-Tech website. He has launched multiple technology titles in print and online covering manufacturing in the automotive, shipping, semiconductor and solar sectors in a publishing career spanning three decades. Mark started blogging in 2005, the first technology editor to do so and has worked online since 1996. A veteran manufacturing technology journalist and editor, Mark as been responsible for a series of innovative formats for delivering technical content to an engineering-based audience.

Síle Mc Mahon

Sub Editor and Content Manager
Síle Mc Mahon joined Fabtech in 2006 as sub editor of Semiconductor Fabtech and content manager of She also writes our Going Places news pieces for print and online and some of the Recruitment news articles for the online section. She has an honours degree in English and Philosophy from NUI, Galway and an M. Phil in Linguistics from Trinity College, Dublin. Her first name does not, contrary to popular opinion, rhyme with mile - the odd spelling of her name (pronounced ??Sheila?) derives from the fact that she is Irish ?? agus an-bródúil as!

Adam Morrison

Sales and Publication Manager
Adam Morrison became sales and publication director of Semiconductor Fabtech in 2004, having spent 10 years in technology sales both in the UK and the US. He has an extensive knowledge of both the commercial and technical aspects of the semiconductor industry. Adam can be found in the Angel most days after work as a result of the prolific use of voicemail in today??s world.

David Owen

Managing Director
David has been Managing Director of Semiconductor Media since 2007. In that time he has launched and David has six years?? experience in managing business development activities in the UK and the Asia Pacific Rim and is enjoying the new challenges associated with learning the technical side of the semiconductor industry. He has a Bachelor of Arts with honours in English and Medieval Studies from Sydney University and has almost finished his MBA with the University of Technology in Sydney. An avid reader, David also enjoys any sporting event that results in the defeat of England.

Tom Cheyney

Senior Contributing Editor
The Chip Shots blog channels the observations of Fabtech's and PV-Tech/Photovoltaic International's Senior Contributing Editor--USA, Tom Cheyney, a 20-year veteran of semiconductor, advanced micro/nanoelectronics, and solar manufacturing trade journalism. For 15 years, Tom was editor in chief of MICRO (the original home of Chip Shots) until it ceased publication in July 2006. Tom calls Los Angeles home. View MICRO Magazine archive.

Daniel Ryder

Online Sales Executive
Daniel is a relatively new addition to Team Fabtech and the semiconductor industry. He??s also the youngest member of the crew at the sprightly age of 23. He has a Bachelor of Science degree with honours in Psychology from Plymouth University and has previously worked on sales teams for the Investor Services Journal and The Daily Telegraph. In his spare time, Daniel produces electronic music at break-neck speeds, and on occasion can be found ??bringing the noise? to a number of London??s finer establishments.