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Ira Feldman Resume 120603


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Ira Feldman Resume 120603

  1. 1. Ira Feldman35 Pine Lane iradave@gmail.comLos Altos, CA 94022 (650) 472-1192 mobile blog: www.hightechbizdev.comManager, developer, and marketer of unique high technology solutions and businessstrategies. Proven executive leadership, able to identify and develop markets while resolvingproduct management and engineering challenges across organizations and companies.Feldman Engineering Corp. (May 2010 to present)Los Altos, CA www.feldmanengineering.comIndependent consultant providing Business Development, Marketing, and Technical consulting.Recent clients include firms in the Semiconductor Test, Wafer Probing, and Financial Serviceindustries. Project topics have included: supply chain issues, market studies, customerdevelopment, product introductions, and merger & acquisition analysis.IEEE San Francisco Bay Area Nanotechnology CouncilSan Francisco Bay Area, CA chapter which promotes nanotechnology engineering by connecting industry, academia,and government through the facilitation of education, networking, and entrepreneurship.Executive Committee Member January 2012 to presentOrganize, promote, and manage volunteer organization to produce monthly events and twoannual symposiums with over 1,000 attendees to provide opportunities for networking andlearning.Microfabrica Inc. (2007 to 2010)Van Nuys, CA www.microfabrica.comVenture capital funded startup that designs, develops and manufactures high performancemicro-machines and precision parts. Microfabrica’s EFAB technology is a breakthrough platformthat enables the creation of sub-millimeter, 3D, fully-assembled micro-machines and precisionparts of unprecedented scale and performance.Vice President Business Development January 2007 to May 2010Identified new markets, developed new business opportunities and managed customers andpartners. Achieved 320% increase in sales year over year with overall growth rate of 250%.• Managed business and technical relationships, including technology transfers, which enabled customers to successfully qualify and transition prototypes to high volume manufacturing (HVM). Supported product demand volume ramp for HVM and new technology development.• Formed and managed an exclusive partnership with a major defense contractor to develop and manufacture the next generation of “Safing & Arming” technology.• Developed an international sales team in Europe and Japan.• Directed outbound marketing including trade shows (6 in 2009 with 4 international).
  2. 2. Ira FeldmanNanoNexus, Inc. (2000 to 2007)San Jose, CAVenture capital funded startup that provided advanced contactor and interconnect products tothe electronics industry.Director of Design Engineering July 2005 to January 2007Built infrastructure and processes to enable NanoNexus to provide photolithographic MEMSbased products in less than eight weeks from customer data to finished products.• Hired and supervised internal designers and subcontractors for the design and production of photolithography masks and printed circuit boards (PCBs).• Contracted external vendors to create custom CAD / EDA design tools that reduced design time by over 50%. Oversaw internal software development of automation tools & scripts.Director of Products & Applications May 2000 to July 2005Managed multiple semiconductor interconnect products from conception through customerproduction orders. Developed NanoNexus technology into viable products as well as sold andmarketed both products and company to customers and investors.• Created and motivated an Application Engineering team to successfully deliver and support products world-wide.• Developed product outgoing assembly and test process. Selected, qualified and implemented capital equipment including metrology system and associated software interfaces.• Established phase review life cycle process for both product and process development. Produced product roadmaps, requirements, cost analysis, yield models, characterization and test plans.• Administered $10M NIST Advanced Technology Program consortium federal grant. Managed two California Technology Investment Partnership Program state grants.Agilent Technologies, Inc. (1994 to 2000)Santa Clara, CA www.agilent.comFortune 500 company focused on test and measurement solutions spun off by Hewlett-Packardin 1999. The semiconductor test organization now operates as Verigy LTD ( being spun off from Agilent in June 2006.Manager, Docking Services March 1998 to May 2000Developed and managed P&L for a $2.5 M startup business within Agilent Technologiesenabling the sales of over $230 M of semiconductor test equipment (STE). My team integratedthe STE into customers’ engineering and high volume manufacturing environments for waferprobe and packaged part test.• Hired and developed world-wide team of project managers, electrical and mechanical engineers, and software developers. Page 2 of 3
  3. 3. Ira FeldmanAgilent Technologies, Inc. – continued• Demonstrated the need for, proved the viability of, and rapidly grew this profit-center that supported the sales of Agilent STE products which was a key element in the transition from a test hardware provider to a total solution provider.• Transitioned my unit from full custom projects to standardized products and customized projects in order to improve customer satisfaction, reduce lead times and improve profitability.Lead Project Manager June 1994 to March 1998Sold, engineered and managed the installation of custom integration projects to a worldwidecustomer base. Increased project sales 285% in first two years from $1.3 M to $3.7 M. Projectsincluded high precision integration hardware that was successfully manufactured, using externalvendors, at very low volumes without any prototypes. Proper planning made every installation asuccess; on time and fully functional.Hewlett-Packard Company (1989 to 1994)Cupertino, CA www.hp.comGlobal technology company which provides computers, printers, software, infrastructure andprofessional services.Program Engineer November 1993 to June 1994Program Test Engineer November 1992 to November 1993Board Test Engineer May 1989 to November 1992Responsible for managing and resolving all manufacturing issues between design divisions andglobally distributed manufacturing sites for the successful introduction and volume ramp up ofseveral generations of Hewlett-Packard mini-computers.Education Master of Engineering, May 1989 Bachelor of Science Engineering, May 1988 Harvey Mudd College, Claremont CA www.hmc.eduPatent Sammy Mok, F.C. Chong, and Ira Feldman, United States Patent No. 6,710,609 “Mosaic Decal Probe” (July 15, 2002). Building of large area probe arrays by assembly of smaller elements. Page 3 of 3