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10 February 2017

Desert Silicon appoints former AXT CEO & chairman Phil Yin as general manager & board director

Desert Silicon Inc of Tempe, AZ, USA (which supplies spin-on glasses and other materials and services such as wafer bonding used in manufacturing integrated circuit and discrete component including LEDs) says that its board of directors has appointed Philip C.S. Yin Ph.D. as executive VP & general manager, as well as board director.

Picture: Phil Yin, Desert Silicon's new general manager & board director.

Dr Yin was most recently VP & general manager – China Operations for ARC Energy Inc, a manufacturer of equipment for growing sapphire crystals/aluminum oxide used in light-emitting diode bulbs and displays.

From 2005-2009, Yin was CEO & chairman of the board of AXT Inc of Fremont, CA, USA – which makes gallium arsenide (GaAs), indium phosphide (InP) and germanium (Ge) substrates and raw materials. From 2003-2005, Yin was general manager for North America at deposition equipment maker Aixtron Inc. From 1999-2002, he was president of ATMI Epitaxial Services.

Prior to that, Yin held positions as senior VP of sales/marketing for Crysteco Inc, director of sales for Mitsubishi Silicon America, district sales manager for Monsanto Electronics Materials Corp (MEMC) and senior research engineer at IBM Thomas J Watson Research Center.

Yin received his undergraduate degree in Physics from Villanova University and his Ph.D. in Materials Science from Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute. He is a member of the Electrochemical Society and the American Association for Crystal Growth, and has authored five IBM Technical Disclosures, three trade journal publications, and holds three US patents.

"Phil's knowledge of our customers and technology - coupled with his prior leadership success, sales experience and technical expertise in semiconductors - makes him a valued addition to Desert Silicon," comments Desert Silicon's CEO Kent Ridgeway. "His record of success in increasing revenue, expanding market share and bringing shareholder value, driven by a results-focused leadership style, places Desert Silicon in a prime opportunity for exponential growth," he reckons.

Tags: MOCVD LEDs Wafer bonding

Visit: www.desertsilicon.com

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