Ajit Manocha

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Ajit Manocha
Alma mater University of Delhi, Kansas State University
Occupation Semiconductor industry executive
Employer POET Technologies, Inc.

Ajit Manocha is a semiconductor industry executive, currently serving as Co-Chairman of the Board of POET Technologies.[1]

Appointed as CEO of GlobalFoundries in 2011,[2] he stood down from the post in January 2014.[3]

Prior to his appointment as GlobalFoundries CEO he was an advisor to Advanced Technology Investment Company and Executive Vice President of Worldwide Operations and a member of the Executive Management Board at Spansion.[4] At Spansion, Manocha managed global integrated circuit manufacturing, supply chain management and purchasing for its semiconductor division.[5]

Earlier he was Executive Vice President and Chief Manufacturing Officer at NXP Semiconductors.[6]

Manocha has also worked at AT&T Microelectronics and AT&T Bell Laboratories.[7] Manocha began his career as a Research Scientist and was granted over a dozen U.S. and international patents for several novel inventions in the field of technology for microelectronics, including one for Anistropic etching that is a “process for treating patterned Very-large-scale integration lithographic masks to retain their shape during processing of VLSI wafers”.[8][9]

Manocha serves on the Board of Directors for SVTC Technologies[10][11] and Signet Solar.[12] He has previously sat on the boards of International Sematech, the Crolles Alliance, ASMC and has also served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of SSMC in Singapore.[13] He holds a bachelor of science degree from the University of Delhi and a master's degree in physical chemistry from Kansas State University.[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.semiconductor-today.com/news_items/2014/NOV/POET_171114.shtml "POET appoints Ajit Manocha as co-chairman and seeks permanent CEO", Retrieved November 18, 2014.
  2. ^ "Press Release", Reuters, Retrieved June 16, 2011.
  3. ^ GLOBALFOUNDRIES Announces New Chief Executive to Lead Next Phase of Growth Retrieved, March 1, 2014.
  4. ^ "Board of Directors", Signet Solar, Retrieved June 12, 2011.
  5. ^ "Two World’s Largest Semiconductor Packaging And Testing Plant In A Joint Venture In Suzhou", articlesbase.com, Retrieved June 15, 2011.
  6. ^ http://bassinzim-edf.org/2011/03/two-worlds-largest-semiconductor-packaging-and-testing-plant-in-a-joint-venture-in-suzhou/ "Two World’s Largest Semiconductor Packaging And Testing Plant In A Joint Venture In Suzhou", articlesbase.com, Retrieved June 12, 2011.
  7. ^ “Press Release”, SVTC Technologies, Retrieved June 15, 2011.
  8. ^ "Board of Directors", Signet Solar, Retrieved June 12, 2011.
  9. ^ "United States Patent", USPTO, Retrieved June 12, 2011.
  10. ^ “Press Release”, SVTC Technologies, Retrieved June 15, 2011.
  11. ^ “Press Release”, SVTC Technologies, Retrieved June 15, 2011.
  12. ^ "Board of Directors", Signet Solar, Retrieved June 12, 2011.
  13. ^ "EXECUTIVE PROFILE Ajit Manocha", Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Retrieved June 12, 2011.
  14. ^ " EXECUTIVE PROFILE Ajit Manocha", Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Retrieved June 12, 2011.