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John Voortman


Mr. Voortman has experience in IC design, device engineering, wafer manufacturing, financial analysis, market forecasting and competitive intelligence. He worked at IMEC in Belgium until 1994, where he designed active matrix LCD drivers and was involved in the research of CdSe thin film technology. He then joined Motorola’s Semiconductor Products Sector (SPS), where he worked in Toulouse, France, Phoenix, Arizona and Austin, Texas. While at Motorola, Mr. Voortman was part of the team that developed CMOSAIC, a new BiCMOS technology. He then moved to manufacturing and was responsible for the management of a major European wafer fab. Subsequently, in the U.S., Mr. Voortman provided critical market analysis to the executive management and board of directors and represented Motorola at the SIA Industry Statistics Committee, World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS), SEMATECH Manufacturing Methods Council, and SEMATECH Competitive Analysis Group. Most recently, he was responsible for Motorola's semiconductor manufacturing benchmarking, which included the strategic analysis of internal fabs in the U.S., Europe and Asia, external foundries and joint ventures, and competitors worldwide. He also prepared and recommended manufacturing agreements with multinationals and foreign governments. He joined J.P. Voortman Inc. as President at the end of 1999. 

Mr. Voortman earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Gent in Gent, Belgium.  He has a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and Physics from the University of Gent and a Master of Science in Microelectronic Materials and Device Technology from the University of Manchester Institute of Technology in the U.K. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE Electron Devices Society and a Regular Member of CFA Institute, formerly the Association for Investment Management and Research (AIMR).


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