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Isonics' Semiconductor Division Hires Quality Director

Photonics.com
Jan 2007
Isonics Corp. of Golden, Colo., announced today that Patrick Taylor has joined its semiconductor division as director of quality assurance. The company said it hired Taylor to support the significant growth that the division, based in Vancouver, Wash., has experienced during the past year. The division reported a revenue increase of 188 percent (to $3.5 million) for the quarter ended Oct. 31, 2006, compared to the year earlier. Taylor received a PhD in silicon surface chemistry at the University of Pittsburgh and worked 12 years at silicon wafer manufacturer Sumco as manager of quality assurance (metrology), lead scientist and director of analytical services operation.


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metrology
The science of measurement, particularly of lengths and angles.
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