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  • Bruggeman Named CEO of SVTC
Feb 2010
SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 19, 2010 – SVTC Technologies, a commercialization service provider for emerging silicon-based technologies in areas such as CMOS, MEMS, photovoltaics and other related nanotechnologies, announced Bert Bruggeman has been named chief executive officer.

Bruggeman was the founder of SVTC and until recently, served as vice president of operations.

"SVTC has evolved tremendously since its beginning and has proven to be a valuable, cost-effective and IP-secure solutions provider enabling customers to take their novel concepts from lab to fab," said Bruggeman. "As our markets continue to grow, I look forward to working with our experienced team to enhance our differentiated, value-added solutions for our customers to accelerate innovation in a dynamic and changed economy."

Bruggeman has held several leadership positions in technology development, commercialization and operations within the semiconductor industry, including vice president of Solar Wafering Manufacturing at MEMC and senior director of Process Technology Development and Worldwide Foundry Operations at Cypress Semiconductor. He also served as the director of Operations and Product Engineering at Silicon Light Machines, a start-up in the field of optical MEMS devices. He began his career at the IMEC R&D facility in Leuven, Belgium.

"With his proven leadership and success in managing SVTC since its inception, Bert is the right person to lead the company into its next major growth and development phase," said Luis Arzubi, a partner at Tallwood Venture Capital.

Joe Bronson, former CEO of SVTC, will remain on the company's board.

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The use of atoms, molecules and molecular-scale structures to enhance existing technology and develop new materials and devices. The goal of this technology is to manipulate atomic and molecular particles to create devices that are thousands of times smaller and faster than those of the current microtechnologies.
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