Vedanta-Foxconn Semicon Welcomes New Senior VP

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Mike Young is experienced in areas of operations, yield, and device engineering with companies like X-FAB UK, STMicroelectronics, Siemens, Atmel, and Plessey Semiconductors

Vedanta-Foxconn Semiconductors Limited (VFSL), a joint venture between Taiwanese multinational electronics major Foxconn and Vedanta Group, recently announced the appointment of industry veteran Mike Young as the senior vice president, project management office and manufacturing operations. The company said that Young will oversee the execution of manufacturing and operational processes as VFSL looks at setting up a semiconductor fabrication unit in India.

Experienced in areas of operations, yield, and device engineering with global leaders like X-FAB UK, STMicroelectronics, Siemens, Atmel, and Plessey Semiconductors, the newly appointed leader holds a bachelor’s degree in Physics from Aston University and a master’s degree in microelectronics engineering from Middlesex University, UK. It is learnt that prior to this joining, he took a short sabbatical from his last role as CEO of systems at Silicon Manufacturing Company (SSMC), Singapore.

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CEO of VFSL, David Reed said, “Mike Young brings with him 34 years of extensive experience in front-end semiconductor manufacturing across multiple geographies with significant contribution to two high volume startups.”

Saying that the global semiconductor industry is projected to reach a trillion dollars in the coming decade and that India is at the cusp of becoming a major semiconductor player, Young added, “I am excited about this opportunity and look forward to creating global impact with the India semiconductor fab.”


 

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