USACH deploys machining solutions for many different materials used in the semiconductor manufacturing space. This presentation addresses the history of USACH’s entry into semiconductor materials, how this core expertise allowed for entry into the SiC market, and other related materials solutions under development for the semiconductor space. Technology updates on the BoulePro-200AX are offered with USACH’s production expansion strategy. The Pro Series portfolio of machines used for multi-process manufacturing of advanced materials is also introduced.
Mr. Jeffrey Gum has 15 years of experience in the Silicon Carbide and Silicon (Photovoltaics & Semiconductor) markets as an Engineer, Sales Director, and strategic consultant. Mr. Gum obtained a degree in Chemical Engineering from Montana State University and spent the first five years of his career working as a Nuclear Engineer. From there, he was hired by GT Advanced Technologies (GTAT), to lead R&D efforts in more efficient ways to make polysilicon, a pre-cursor material used in photovoltaic cells and semiconductor wafers. In 2016, GTAT pivoted to become a producer of Silicon Carbide substrate materials, and Mr. Gum took a leadership position as the Director of Global Sales until GTAT was acquired by onsemi in 2021. He now is employed by Hardinge, Inc., a multi-national machine tool builder and is responsible for new product / business development for advanced material markets with an emphasis on the semiconductor industry.
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