Dr. Velaga has held leadership roles with BRIDG, imec, SilTerra, Applied Materials, Avago, and Lucent
Equipment for semiconductor advanced packaging manufacturer YES (Yield Engineering Systems, Inc.) has set up Centers of Excellence for engineering at Coimbatore and Bangalore in India.
“Our company’s rapid growth has inspired us to widen our technical recruitment efforts to include global engineering talent powerhouses like India. In addition, we feel there is a strong market for reliable, cost-effective YES systems within India’s domestic semiconductor industry,” said Ramakanth Alapati, Chairman and CEO of YES.
To lead this, the company has roped in Dr. Ankineedu Velaga, a high-tech engineering executive with more than 35 years of experience spanning engineering and fab operations, customer interaction and retention, and business development support in the US and Asia.
Dr. Velaga has held leadership roles with BRIDG, imec, SilTerra, Applied Materials, Avago, and Lucent (among others), and his global management experience extends from the US and the European Union to Malaysia and Singapore. His educational background includes a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Arkansas, an M.S. in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in Madras, and a B.S in Chemical Engineering from the Regional Engineering College in Warangal, India.
“Ankineedu’s experience in driving teams to improve processes will be a great resource for YES as we scale to meet the challenges of worldwide growth. We will be looking to him to draw upon his impressive track record of building organizations to develop complex semiconductor capital equipment as well as leading organizations to achieve better process development, yields, process control, cycle time, cost, and product quality,” said Rezwan Lateef, President of YES.
A sales office will also be located in the Bangalore area.