As Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Omar helps manage growth at yieldWerx Semiconductor. His responsibilities range from setting overall corporate strategy, execution of growth initiatives, to sales and new business development. Omar’s responsibilities include setting long-term goals, working with the yieldWerx team to define business goals and the execution and monitoring of such goals. Omar also provides oversight over Finance at yieldWerx. Since inception, Omar has guided yieldWerx’s development from a five-person operation into an exciting, dynamic and powerful company amongst yield analysis and semiconductor test data management solution companies.
Omar holds a Bachelors in Finance from Georgetown University in Washington, DC and an MBA from INSEAD in France.
Aftkhar joined yieldWerx as Chief Technology Officer in 2009. He has over 21 years of experience in the semiconductor industry, especially in the test and yield enhancement areas. Aftkhar played an instrumental role as an IT Director at Texas Instruments and participated in creating joint venture semiconductor and test/assembly houses to expand Texas Instruments manufacturing/final assembly/test capacity. These include Micron (Avezzano, Italy) TECH Semiconductor, Singapore, Ardentech and Acer in Taiwan, KTI and TI Japan, Amkor, S. Korea and SMIC in China.
Aftkhar holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from University College of Wales Aberystwyth, United Kingdom.
As Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of yieldWerx Semiconductor, Usman is responsible for the technical architecture and user experiences related to yieldWerx. He works closely with technical leaders across the company to align product modules with the overall yieldWerx product and services strategy, and product architecture, and drives the technical and design agenda to deliver solutions for improving yield.
Usman brings with him the wealth of experience earned during the course of his 11 years of work in related fields. Having held various positions and undertaken various IT assignments, and working in different geographies (USA, UK, and Europe), Usman views situations and events with a global perspective.
Usman holds a Bachelors and Masters degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the University of Cambridge in England.
As Chief Information Officer, Andre spearheads the development of the technology roadmap and product strategy. Andre is a 16-year expert veteran of the Semiconductor Test Industry, and leads our effort to develop systems and software that allow process to final test, and packaging data analysis, with in built linkages to design process and design data management.
Prior to yieldWerx, Andre worked in product marketing and engineering roles for Advantest and Schlumberger. He has been responsible for numerous enterprise wide systems development projects for manufacturing process, automation and process control, defect analysis and yield management, probe and final test, semiconductor testing, and yield analysis.
Jim has a quarter century of experience in the semiconductor business, working with IC manufacturers big and small, all over the globe. Most of that time was spent with Reedholm, a manufacturer of dc parametric test systems that are used primarily in process control monitoring (E-Test), dc final test, and test structure based reliability measurements. He has served as the exhibit chair for the Microelectronics Test Structure Conference multiple times, and also worked with the Fabless Semiconductor Association on a standardized wafer level reliability test vehicle. He particularly enjoys identifying, fostering, and growing synergistic new markets.
Jim’s career started while he was working his way through college in local restaurants in Columbus OH. This led to Jim being recruited by Chart House Restaurants to join their management program in San Diego, and to management positions at the two highest revenue and most profitable restaurants in the 64 unit chain (Dobbs Ferry NY and Philadelphia). It was here that Jim learned about managing, and the importance of customer satisfaction.
Jim graduated from The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH with a BA – in Social and Behavioral Sciences. Jim and his wife live in Georgetown, TX. They have three daughters, two of whom graduated in 2012 (Texas State University and Texas Tech University) and a third who is attending Texas A&M.