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Makimoto joins PDF Solutions, leaves Sony

Posted: 05 Oct 2005 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:tsugio makimoto? makimoto? pdf solutions? sony? yield improvement software?

Tsugio Makimoto, one of the most distinguished semiconductor executives, has taken up the position of chairman of PDF Solutions japan KK, the Japanese subsidiary of yield improvement software supplier PDF Solutions Inc. (San Jose, Calif.).

In addition to his post at PDF Solutions Japan KK, Makimoto serves on the board of Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing and as a member of the Industrial Advisory Board of the University of California, Berkeley, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.

Makimoto is a IEEE Fellow and served at Hitachi Ltd. for many years in numerus positions including those of corporate chief technologist, member of the board of directors and general manager of the semiconductor division. Recently, Makimoto was a corporate advisor to Sony Corp. and prior to that was a corporate senior executive vice-president there.

"Long known for their investments in quality, Japanese semiconductor companies are employing new yield enhancement technologies and methods to achieve higher levels of quality and profitability of their products," said Dr. Makimoto."

"I am excited to work with PDF Solutions Japan to support the semiconductor industry's adoption of yield enhancement as a strategic tool," said Makimoto in a statement issued by PDF Solutions.

-Peter Clarke

EE Times

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