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Ron Leckie(download PDF version of biography)
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Independent analyst and consultant with expertise in technology and marketing within the semiconductor, semiconductor capital equipment and related industries.
Prior to starting his consulting practice in 1995, Ron enjoyed 25 years developing his expertise in the semiconductor manufacturing industry with specialty in product and test technology. This included 14 years of engineering and manufacturing within the semiconductor industry and 11 years of system-level development and marketing in the capital equipment industry. During his career in the semiconductor industry at Signetics/Philips, Ron managed the functions of semiconductor yield management, product and test engineering, quality management and operations. In the capital equipment industry, he gained his marketing skills, as VP/GM managed a product P&L center to develop and bring new system-level products to market, and was a member of the executive staff at Megatest Corporation, taking the company through a successful turn-around and IPO.
Ron has published numerous articles and papers, and has participated in many panel discussions on the business and technical aspects of the industry. In 2005, he researched and wrote "Funding The Future", an in-depth white paper identifying the $9 billion R&D funding gap facing the semiconductor supply industry by 2010 to maintain the "Moore's Law" pace defined within the International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors.
Ron has been a serious photographer for over 40 years - here's his website. He also is a very occasional golfer - but only for the social aspects of the game.
Ron earned his Bachelor of Science degree with Honours in Electrical & Electronic Engineering in 1970 from Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland.
In addition to being President of INFRASTRUCTURE Advisors, Ron has been on the Boards of Directors of three private companies. He is also a founding member of the GlobalScot network. Ron is and has been a very active volunteer on SEMI committees.