8 November 2010


Cascade appoints Mahon as VP of operations

Cascade Microtech Inc of Beaverton, OR, USA, which provides production test products including probe cards and test sockets for wafers, ICs, packages, circuit boards and modules as well as MEMS and LED devices, has appointed Steve Mahon as VP of operations.

Mahon joins Cascade after having spent over 16 years at RF component maker and foundry services provider TriQuint Semiconductor Inc of Hillsboro, OR, where he was hired as the director of process engineering and for the last five years has been general manager of military bulk acoustic wave (BAW) and surface acoustic wave (SAW) products as well as BAW production. He began his career at Hewlett Packard as a process development engineer, and then moved to Electronic Decisions Inc of Illinois where he served as wafer fabrication manager. Mahon has a BSEE from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and an MSEE from Stanford University.

“Steve is a critical strategic addition to our management team at this time in our corporate evolution,” says president & CEO Michael Burger. “He brings a strong background in operations management, with over 30 years of experience in a broad array of positions in micro-fabrication operations, engineering management and semiconductor process engineering. He will be a great asset as we continue to pursue not only aggressive operating efficiencies, but as we develop a product roadmap that delivers continued value for our customers,” he adds.

“My role will be to help Cascade Microtech find ways to work more effectively and efficiently throughout the organization, with the ultimate goal of enabling Cascade Microtech's growth,” says Mahon.

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