Dr. Kewal K. Verma, President, has twenty-eight years of broad based experience in technology, manufacturing, sales/marketing, project management, benchmarking and competitive analysis in the electronics industry, including five years at SEMATECH. He has held both technical and administrative management positions in the defense and private sectors, BCA International (since 1994), General Ceramics, Ceramics Systems Division (1986-88), Hughes Aircraft Company, Missiles Systems Group (1982-86), Engelhard Industries, Electronic Materials Division (1976-82) and Sel-Rex Company, Electro Materials Division (1974-76). As faculty member at the University of Phoenix, Arizona, he teaches graduate courses, Strategic Management of Research and Development, and Information Technology Projects Management. His experience further includes:

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Benchmarking software industry in India, including organizing and coordinating a strategic technology tour for          outsourcing software development, business alliance development and understanding its political environment and Government support to the software industry.

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Benchmarking thin film measurement tools and technologies in the US, and flat panel display industry in the US

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Development of cost resource model for factory cost analysis using both cost-of -ownership and cost resource models

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Competitive analysis to assist SEMATECH in its strategic planning and roadmap development

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Methodology and infrastructure development for foreign data gathering and competitive analysis

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Benchmarking world-wide leading edge semiconductor Fabs to identify best practices in manufacturing, organization, technology transfer, supplier selection and supplier relations

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Total management responsibility of a DOD program to develop VHSIC chip carrier manufacturing technology

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Sales and marketing responsibility of a division, overseeing design, manufacturing and QC activities

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Design and manufacture of multi-layer co-fired ceramic substrates, hybrid circuits, IC chips carrier and hybrid carrier ceramic packages

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Design support and prototype fabrication of analog and digital hybrid circuits

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Conversion of metal packages for analog hybrids to multi-layer co-fired ceramic packages

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Principal representative of the company in JEDEC JC-13 committee on Govt. liaison

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Manufacturing and procurement specifications development and customer evaluation

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Product management from lab development to customer acceptance, supporting sales & marketing, coordinating manufacturing, test and QC

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Development and manufacture of precious metals and alloy powders, electronic inks, capacitors, multi-layer co-fired ceramic substrates and hybrid circuits

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Senior member - IEEE and IMAPS, member - SMTA, Austin Technology Council and Two-term President - Central Texas Electronics Association (CTEA),  Greater Austin International Coalition (GAIC), International Partnership of Greater Austin

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