SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Microfabrica, a leader in advanced additive manufacturing, announced today the appointment of Dr. Ron Black to its board of directors. Dr. Black has a long history of executive leadership in global semiconductor and mobile markets. He currently serves as president and chief executive officer of Rambus Inc.
"Ron brings extensive management and leadership experience to our board and will be a great asset as we navigate the exciting opportunities we have in front of us," said Eric C. Miller, chief executive officer at Microfabrica. "We work closely with our customers to help them leverage Microfabrica's technology, veteran engineering team and extensive IP portfolio. Ron's experience in creating these types of partnerships will be invaluable as we continue to open up new markets and applications for our platform technology."
"Semiconductor manufacturing has transformed technology and created the modern, interconnected and computerized world we know today," noted Dr. Black. "Additive manufacturing has emerged as a truly disruptive force across many different industries and only the Microfabrica team has found a way to synthesize the semiconductor and additive manufacturing paradigms. This creates the unique ability to leverage proven semiconductor technology for markets and applications far beyond those currently served by the semiconductor industry. I am very pleased to join Microfabrica at this exciting point in the company's development."
Dr. Black joined Rambus in mid-2012 as president and CEO. Prior to Rambus, Ron was the chief executive officer for MobiWire (formerly Sagem Wireless, UPEK, which later merged with AuthenTec) and Wavecom, a publicly traded French wireless solutions company. Ron has also served as executive vice president of the Client Systems Group at Agere Systems and has held a number of senior executive roles at other companies, including Motorola and IBM Microelectronics. Ron holds a bachelor's degree, a master's and a Ph.D. in materials science and engineering from Cornell University.
Microfabrica is at the forefront of the continuous drive to innovation. By integrating the flexibility of 3D printing with the precision of advanced semiconductor manufacturing processes, the company designs and builds robust millimeter-scale solutions that enable new levels of product innovation. Market leaders in aerospace, medical, and electronics industries rely on Microfabrica's unique technology to deliver breakthrough products, reduce their time to market, and gain a dramatic competitive edge. For more information, please visit www.microfabrica.com.
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