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These excerpts taken from the PDFS 10-K filed Mar 16, 2009.

Executive Officers

        The following table and notes set forth information about our current executive officers.

Name
  Age   Position

John K. Kibarian, Ph.D. 

    44   President, Chief Executive Officer, and Director

Joy E. Leo

    48   Chief Administration Officer

Keith A. Jones

    38   Chief Financial Officer and Vice President, Finance

David A. Joseph

    55   Chief Strategy Officer

Cees Hartgring, Ph.D. 

    55   Vice President, Client Services and Sales

Andre Hawit

    47   Vice President, Volume Manufacturing Solutions

James Jensen

    56   Vice President, Volume Manufacturing Solutions

P. Steven Melman

    54   Vice President, Investor Relations and Strategic Initiatives

Kimon Michaels, Ph.D. 

    42   Vice President, Design for Manufacturability, and Director

        John K. Kibarian, Ph.D., one of our founders, has served as President since November 1991 and has served as our Chief Executive Officer since July 2000. Dr. Kibarian has served as a director since December 1992. Dr. Kibarian received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering, an M.S. E.C.E. and a Ph.D. E.C.E. from Carnegie Mellon University.

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        Joy E. Leo has served as Chief Administration Officer since July 2008. Prior to joining PDF, Ms. Leo served as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Secretary for Credence Systems Corporations, now known as LTX-Credence, a provider of focused, cost-optimized ATE solutions. Ms. Leo served as Vice President of Finance and Administration, Chief Financial Officer and Secretary for Artisan Components, Inc., now known as ARM Holdings PLC. Ms. Leo also served as Vice President of Finance and Administration and Chief Financial Officer for IMP, Inc., as Vice President of Finance, Operations and Administration for Innomedia Incorporated, and Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Philips Components, a multi-billion dollar division of Royal Philips Electronics N.V. Ms. Leo received a B.A. in Business Administration and Finance from the University of Utah.

        Keith A. Jones has served as Chief Financial Officer and Vice President, Finance since January 2006. Mr. Jones served as Director of Finance and SEC Compliance from July 2003 to December 2005. Prior to joining PDF, Mr. Jones served as Assistant Controller for Interwoven, Inc., a provider of enterprise content management solutions, and as Controller for eTime Capital, Inc., a financial software applications company. Prior to that, Mr. Jones served in various positions at Deloitte & Touche LLP, most recently as an Audit Manager. Mr. Jones received a B.S. in Business Administration from California State University, Fresno and is a Certified Public Accountant.

        David A. Joseph has served as Chief Strategy Officer since April 2003. Mr. Joseph served as Executive Vice President Sales, Marketing, and Business Development from August 2001 through March 2003, as Vice President, Products and Methods from July 1999 through August 2001 and as Vice President, Business Development from November 1998 through June 1999. Prior to joining PDF, Mr. Joseph served KLA-Tencor, a semiconductor manufacturing company, in various positions, including Japan Business Manager, Vice President Customer Satisfaction and General Manager of Yield Analysis Software. Mr. Joseph received a B.S. in Mathematical Science from Stanford University.

        Cees Hartgring, Ph.D., has served as Vice President, Client Services and Sales since June 2007. Dr. Hartgring served as Vice President and General Manager, Manufacturing Process Solutions from January 2004 through May 2007, as Vice President, Worldwide Sales and Strategic Business Development from April 2003 through December 2003 and as Vice President of Sales from September 2002 through March 2003. Prior to joining PDF, Dr. Hartgring served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Trimedia Technologies, a Philips Semiconductor spinout. Dr. Hartgring also held various executive positions at Philips Semiconductor, most recently as Vice President and General Manager of the Trimedia business unit. Dr. Hartgring received an undergraduate degree from the Technical University Delft and an M.S.E.E. and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California at Berkeley.

        Andre Hawit has served as Vice President, Volume Manufacturing Solutions since July 2008. Mr. Hawit served as Vice President, Yield Manufacturing Systems from January 2006 through June 2008, and as Vice President, Software Development from September 2003 through December 2005. Prior to joining PDF, Mr. Hawit was the founder of IDS Software Systems Inc. ("IDS"), a yield management systems software and solutions company. He also held various positions within IDS including President and Chief Executive Officer, and most recently Chief Technology Officer. Mr. Hawit received a B.S. in Electronics and Computer Engineering from San Francisco State University and an M.B.A. from National University School of Business.

        James Jensen has served as Vice President, Volume Manufacturing Solutions since July 2008. Mr. Jensen served as Vice President, Business Development from June 2007 through July 2008, as Vice President, Engineering Services for Manufacturing Process Solutions from January 2006 through May 2007, as Co-Vice President, Client Services from November 2003 through December 2005 and as Director of Business Development, Integrated Yield Ramp Solutions, from March 2002 through October 2003. Prior to joining PDF, Mr. Jensen served as General Manager of a semiconductor fabrication facility of Texas Instruments, a semiconductor products company. Prior to that, Mr. Jensen served as Fabrication

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Operations Director for Silicon Systems Inc., a semiconductor products company. Mr. Jensen received a B.S. in Physics from the University of Utah and an M.S. in Management from Purdue University.

        P. Steven Melman has served as Vice President, Investor Relations and Strategic Initiatives since January 2006. Mr. Melman served as Chief Financial Officer and Vice President, Finance and Administration from July 1998 to December 2005. Prior to joining PDF, Mr. Melman served as Vice President, Finance and Administration with Animation Science Corporation, an animation company. Prior to that, Mr. Melman served as Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer with Business Resource Group, a facilities management and commercial furnishings company. Mr. Melman received a B.S. in Business Administration from Boston University and is a Certified Public Accountant.

        Kimon Michaels, Ph.D., one of our founders, has served as Vice President, Design for Manufacturability since June 2007. Dr. Michaels served as Vice President, Field Operations for Manufacturing Process Solutions from January 2006 through May 2007, and has been a Director since November 1995. From March 1993 through December 2005, he served in various vice presidential capacities. He also served as Chief Financial Officer from November 1995 to July 1998. Dr. Michaels received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering, an M.S. E.C.E. and a Ph.D. E.C.E. from Carnegie Mellon University.

Executive Officers



        The following table and notes set forth information about our current executive officers.





























































































Name



 Age  Position

John K. Kibarian, Ph.D. 

  44 President, Chief Executive Officer, and Director

Joy E. Leo

  48 Chief Administration Officer

Keith A. Jones

  38 Chief Financial Officer and Vice President, Finance

David A. Joseph

  55 Chief Strategy Officer

Cees Hartgring, Ph.D. 

  55 Vice President, Client Services and Sales

Andre Hawit

  47 Vice President, Volume Manufacturing Solutions

James Jensen

  56 Vice President, Volume Manufacturing Solutions

P. Steven Melman

  54 Vice President, Investor Relations and Strategic Initiatives

Kimon Michaels, Ph.D. 

  42 Vice President, Design for Manufacturability, and Director




        SIZE=2>John K. Kibarian, Ph.D., one of our founders, has served as President since November 1991 and has served as our Chief Executive Officer
since July 2000. Dr. Kibarian has served as a director since December 1992. Dr. Kibarian received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering, an M.S. E.C.E. and a Ph.D. E.C.E. from Carnegie Mellon
University.



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        Joy E. Leo has served as Chief Administration Officer since July 2008. Prior to joining PDF, Ms. Leo served
as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Secretary for Credence Systems Corporations, now known as LTX-Credence, a provider of focused, cost-optimized ATE
solutions. Ms. Leo served as Vice President of Finance and Administration, Chief Financial Officer and Secretary for Artisan Components, Inc., now known as ARM Holdings PLC.
Ms. Leo also served as Vice President of Finance and Administration and Chief Financial Officer for IMP, Inc., as Vice President of Finance, Operations and Administration for Innomedia
Incorporated, and Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Philips Components, a multi-billion dollar division of Royal Philips Electronics N.V. Ms. Leo received a B.A. in Business
Administration and Finance from the University of Utah.



        SIZE=2>Keith A. Jones has served as Chief Financial Officer and Vice President, Finance since January 2006. Mr. Jones served as Director
of Finance and SEC Compliance from July 2003 to December 2005. Prior to joining PDF, Mr. Jones served as Assistant Controller for Interwoven, Inc., a provider of enterprise content
management solutions, and as Controller for eTime Capital, Inc., a financial software applications company. Prior to that, Mr. Jones served in various positions at Deloitte &
Touche LLP, most recently as an Audit Manager. Mr. Jones received a B.S. in Business Administration from California State University, Fresno and is a Certified Public Accountant.



        SIZE=2>David A. Joseph has served as Chief Strategy Officer since April 2003. Mr. Joseph served as Executive Vice President Sales,
Marketing, and Business Development from August 2001 through March 2003, as Vice President, Products and Methods from July 1999 through August 2001 and as Vice President,
Business Development from November 1998 through June 1999. Prior to joining PDF, Mr. Joseph served KLA-Tencor, a semiconductor manufacturing company, in various positions, including
Japan Business Manager, Vice President Customer Satisfaction and General Manager of Yield Analysis Software. Mr. Joseph received a B.S. in Mathematical Science from Stanford University.



        SIZE=2>Cees Hartgring, Ph.D., has served as Vice President, Client Services and Sales since June 2007. Dr. Hartgring served as Vice
President and General Manager, Manufacturing Process Solutions from January 2004 through May 2007, as Vice President, Worldwide Sales and Strategic Business Development from April 2003 through
December 2003 and as Vice President of Sales from September 2002 through March 2003. Prior to joining PDF, Dr. Hartgring served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Trimedia
Technologies, a Philips Semiconductor spinout. Dr. Hartgring also held various executive positions at Philips Semiconductor, most recently as Vice President and General Manager of the Trimedia
business unit. Dr. Hartgring received an undergraduate degree from the Technical University Delft and an M.S.E.E. and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University
of California at Berkeley.



        SIZE=2>Andre Hawit has served as Vice President, Volume Manufacturing Solutions since July 2008. Mr. Hawit served as Vice President, Yield
Manufacturing Systems from January 2006 through June 2008, and as Vice President, Software Development from September 2003 through December 2005. Prior to joining PDF, Mr. Hawit was the founder
of IDS Software Systems Inc. ("IDS"), a yield management systems software and solutions company. He also held various positions within IDS including President and Chief Executive Officer, and
most recently Chief Technology Officer. Mr. Hawit received a B.S. in Electronics and Computer Engineering from San Francisco State University and an M.B.A. from National University School of
Business.



        SIZE=2>James Jensen has served as Vice President, Volume Manufacturing Solutions since July 2008. Mr. Jensen served as Vice President,
Business Development from June 2007 through July 2008, as Vice President, Engineering Services for Manufacturing Process Solutions from January 2006 through May 2007, as Co-Vice President,
Client Services from November 2003 through December 2005 and as Director of Business Development, Integrated Yield Ramp Solutions, from March 2002 through October 2003. Prior to joining PDF,
Mr. Jensen served as General Manager of a semiconductor fabrication facility of Texas Instruments, a semiconductor products company. Prior to that, Mr. Jensen served as Fabrication



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Director for Silicon Systems Inc., a semiconductor products company. Mr. Jensen received a B.S. in Physics from the University of Utah and an M.S. in Management from Purdue
University.



        SIZE=2>P. Steven Melman has served as Vice President, Investor Relations and Strategic Initiatives since January 2006. Mr. Melman served
as Chief Financial Officer and Vice President, Finance and Administration from July 1998 to December 2005. Prior to joining PDF, Mr. Melman served as Vice President, Finance and Administration
with Animation Science Corporation, an animation company. Prior to that, Mr. Melman served as Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer with Business Resource
Group, a facilities management and commercial furnishings company. Mr. Melman received a B.S. in Business Administration from Boston University and is a Certified Public Accountant.



        SIZE=2>Kimon Michaels, Ph.D., one of our founders, has served as Vice President, Design for Manufacturability since June 2007.
Dr. Michaels served as Vice President, Field Operations for Manufacturing Process Solutions from January 2006 through May 2007, and has been a Director since November 1995. From March 1993
through December 2005, he served in various vice presidential capacities. He also served as Chief Financial Officer from November 1995 to July 1998. Dr. Michaels received a B.S. in Electrical
Engineering, an M.S. E.C.E. and a Ph.D. E.C.E. from Carnegie Mellon University.



These excerpts taken from the PDFS 10-K filed Mar 17, 2008.
Executive Officers
 
The following table and notes set forth information about our current executive officers.
 
             
Name
 
Age
 
Position
 
John K. Kibarian, Ph.D. 
    43     Chief Executive Officer, President and Director
Keith A. Jones
    37     Chief Financial Officer and Vice President, Finance
David A. Joseph
    54     Chief Strategy Officer
Rebecca Baybrook, Ph.D. 
    56     Vice President, Human Resources
Cees Hartgring, Ph.D. 
    54     Vice President, Client Services and Sales
Andre Hawit
    46     Vice President and General Manager, Yield Manufacturing Solutions
James Jensen
    55     Vice President, Business Development
P. Steven Melman
    53     Vice President, Investor Relations and Strategic Initiatives
Kimon Michaels, Ph.D. 
    41     Vice President, Design for Manufacturability
 
John K. Kibarian, Ph.D., one of our founders, has served as President since November 1991 and has served as our Chief Executive Officer since July 2000. Mr. Kibarian has served as a director since December 1992. Mr. Kibarian received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering, an M.S. E.C.E. and a Ph.D. E.C.E. from Carnegie Mellon University.
 
Keith A. Jones has served as Chief Financial Officer and Vice President, Finance since January 2006. Mr. Jones served as Director of Finance and SEC Compliance from July 2003 to December 2005. Prior to joining PDF, from September 2001 to July 2003, he served as Assistant Controller for Interwoven, Inc., a provider of enterprise content management solutions. From May 2000 to July 2001, he served as Controller for eTime Capital, Inc., a financial software applications company. From July 1994 to April 2000, he served in various positions at Deloitte & Touche LLP, most recently as an Audit Manager. Mr. Jones received a B.S. in Business Administration from California State University, Fresno and is a Certified Public Accountant.
 
David A. Joseph has served as Chief Strategy Officer since April 2003. Mr. Joseph served as Executive Vice President Sales, Marketing, and Business Development from August 2001 through March 2003, as Vice President, Products and Methods from July 1999 through August 2001 and as Vice President, Business Development from November 1998 through June 1999. Prior to joining PDF, from February 1978 to October 1998, Mr. Joseph served KLA-Tencor, a semiconductor manufacturing company, in various positions, including Japan Business Manager, Vice President Customer Satisfaction and General Manager of Yield Analysis Software. Mr. Joseph received a B.S. in Mathematical Science from Stanford University.
 
Rebecca Baybrook, Ph.D., has served as Vice President, Human Resources since May 2002. Prior to joining PDF, from September 2001 to April 2002, Ms. Baybrook served as Sr. Director, Human Resources for Vitria Technologies, an integrated software company. From October 1999 to July 2001 she served as Director, Human Resources for 3Com, a telecommunications company. From January 1986 to September 1999, Ms. Baybrook served as Assistant Vice President of Human Resources for Knight Ridder, Inc., a publishing company. Ms. Baybrook received a B.A. degree from Westmont College and a Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology from University of South Florida.


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Cees Hartgring, Ph.D., has served as Vice President, Client Services and Sales since June 2007. Mr. Hartgring served as Vice President and General Manager, Manufacturing Process Solutions from January 2004 through May 2007, as Vice President, Worldwide Sales and Strategic Business Development from April 2003 through December 2003 and as Vice President of Sales from September 2002 through March 2003. Prior to joining PDF, from May 2000 to August 2001, Mr. Hartgring served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Trimedia Technologies, a Philips Semiconductor spinout. From August 1990 to April 2000, he held various executive positions at Philips Semiconductor, most recently as Vice President and General Manager of the Trimedia business unit. Mr. Hartgring has an undergraduate degree from the Technical University Delft and an M.S.E.E. and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California at Berkeley.
 
Andre Hawit has served as Vice President and General Manager, Yield Manufacturing Solutions since January 2006. Mr. Hawit served as Vice President, Software Development from September 2003 through December 2005. Prior to joining PDF, Mr. Hawit was the founder of IDS Software Systems Inc. (“IDS”), a yield management systems software and solutions company. From October 1991 through August 2003, he held various positions within IDS including President and Chief Executive Officer, and most recently Chief Technology Officer. Mr. Hawit received a B.S. in Electronics and Computer Engineering from San Francisco State University and an M.B.A. from National University School of Business.
 
James Jensen has served as Vice President, Business Development since June 2007. Mr. Jensen served as Vice President, Engineering Services for Manufacturing Process Solutions from January 2006 through May 2007, as Co-Vice President, Client Services from November 2003 through December 2005 and as Director of Business Development, Integrated Yield Ramp Solutions, from March 2002 through October 2003. Prior to joining PDF, from July 1996 through February 2002, he served as General Manager of a semiconductor fabrication facility of Texas Instruments, a semiconductor products company. From November 1989 through June 1996, Mr. Jensen served as Fabrication Operations Director for Silicon Systems Inc., a semiconductor products company. Mr. Jensen received a B.S. in Physics from the University of Utah and an M.S. in Management from Purdue University.
 
P. Steven Melman has served as Vice President, Investor Relations and Strategic Initiatives since January 2006. Mr. Melman served as Chief Financial Officer and Vice President, Finance and Administration from July 1998 to December 2005. Prior to joining PDF, from April 1997 to June 1998, he served as Vice President, Finance and Administration with Animation Science Corporation, an animation company. From April 1995 to April 1997, he served as Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer with Business Resource Group, a facilities management and commercial furnishings company. Mr. Melman received a B.S. in Business Administration from Boston University and is a Certified Public Accountant.
 
Kimon Michaels, Ph.D., one of our founders, has served as Vice President, Design for Manufacturability since June 2007. Mr. Michaels served as Vice President, Field Operations for Manufacturing Process Solutions from January 2006 through May 2007, and has been a Director since November 1995. From March 1993 through December 2005, he served in various vice presidential capacities. He also served as Chief Financial Officer from November 1995 to July 1998. Mr. Michaels received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering, an M.S. E.C.E. and a Ph.D. E.C.E. from Carnegie Mellon University.
 
Executive
Officers



 



The following table and notes set forth information about our
current executive officers.


 









































































































             


Name


 


Age


 


Position

 


John K. Kibarian, Ph.D. 


 
 

43
 

 

Chief Executive Officer, President and Director


Keith A. Jones


 
 

37
 

 

Chief Financial Officer and Vice President, Finance


David A. Joseph


 
 

54
 

 

Chief Strategy Officer


Rebecca Baybrook, Ph.D. 


 
 

56
 

 

Vice President, Human Resources


Cees Hartgring, Ph.D. 


 
 

54
 

 

Vice President, Client Services and Sales


Andre Hawit


 
 

46
 

 

Vice President and General Manager, Yield Manufacturing Solutions


James Jensen


 
 

55
 

 

Vice President, Business Development


P. Steven Melman


 
 

53
 

 

Vice President, Investor Relations and Strategic Initiatives


Kimon Michaels, Ph.D. 


 
 

41
 

 

Vice President, Design for Manufacturability






 



John K. Kibarian, Ph.D., one of our founders, has
served as President since November 1991 and has served as our
Chief Executive Officer since July 2000. Mr. Kibarian has
served as a director since December 1992. Mr. Kibarian
received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering, an M.S. E.C.E. and a
Ph.D. E.C.E. from Carnegie Mellon University.


 



Keith A. Jones has served as Chief Financial Officer and
Vice President, Finance since January 2006. Mr. Jones
served as Director of Finance and SEC Compliance from July 2003
to December 2005. Prior to joining PDF, from September 2001 to
July 2003, he served as Assistant Controller for Interwoven,
Inc., a provider of enterprise content management solutions.
From May 2000 to July 2001, he served as Controller for eTime
Capital, Inc., a financial software applications company. From
July 1994 to April 2000, he served in various positions at
Deloitte & Touche LLP, most recently as an Audit
Manager. Mr. Jones received a B.S. in Business
Administration from California State University, Fresno and is a
Certified Public Accountant.


 



David A. Joseph has served as Chief Strategy Officer
since April 2003. Mr. Joseph served as Executive Vice
President Sales, Marketing, and Business Development from August
2001 through March 2003, as Vice President, Products and Methods
from July 1999 through August 2001 and as Vice President,
Business Development from November 1998 through June 1999. Prior
to joining PDF, from February 1978 to October 1998,
Mr. Joseph served KLA-Tencor, a semiconductor manufacturing
company, in various positions, including Japan Business Manager,
Vice President Customer Satisfaction and General Manager of
Yield Analysis Software. Mr. Joseph received a B.S. in
Mathematical Science from Stanford University.


 



Rebecca Baybrook, Ph.D., has served as Vice
President, Human Resources since May 2002. Prior to joining PDF,
from September 2001 to April 2002, Ms. Baybrook served as
Sr. Director, Human Resources for Vitria Technologies, an
integrated software company. From October 1999 to July 2001 she
served as Director, Human Resources for 3Com, a
telecommunications company. From January 1986 to September 1999,
Ms. Baybrook served as Assistant Vice President of Human
Resources for Knight Ridder, Inc., a publishing company.
Ms. Baybrook received a B.A. degree from Westmont College
and a Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology from University of
South Florida.





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Cees Hartgring, Ph.D., has served as Vice President,
Client Services and Sales since June 2007. Mr. Hartgring
served as Vice President and General Manager, Manufacturing
Process Solutions from January 2004 through May 2007, as Vice
President, Worldwide Sales and Strategic Business Development
from April 2003 through December 2003 and as Vice President of
Sales from September 2002 through March 2003. Prior to joining
PDF, from May 2000 to August 2001, Mr. Hartgring served as
President and Chief Executive Officer of Trimedia Technologies,
a Philips Semiconductor spinout. From August 1990 to April 2000,
he held various executive positions at Philips Semiconductor,
most recently as Vice President and General Manager of the
Trimedia business unit. Mr. Hartgring has an undergraduate
degree from the Technical University Delft and an M.S.E.E. and a
Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the
University of California at Berkeley.


 



Andre Hawit has served as Vice President and General
Manager, Yield Manufacturing Solutions since January 2006.
Mr. Hawit served as Vice President, Software Development
from September 2003 through December 2005. Prior to joining PDF,
Mr. Hawit was the founder of IDS Software Systems Inc.
(“IDS”), a yield management systems software and
solutions company. From October 1991 through August 2003, he
held various positions within IDS including President and Chief
Executive Officer, and most recently Chief Technology Officer.
Mr. Hawit received a B.S. in Electronics and Computer
Engineering from San Francisco State University and an
M.B.A. from National University School of Business.


 



James Jensen has served as Vice President, Business
Development since June 2007. Mr. Jensen served as Vice
President, Engineering Services for Manufacturing Process
Solutions from January 2006 through May 2007, as Co-Vice
President, Client Services from November 2003 through December
2005 and as Director of Business Development, Integrated Yield
Ramp Solutions, from March 2002 through October 2003. Prior to
joining PDF, from July 1996 through February 2002, he served as
General Manager of a semiconductor fabrication facility of Texas
Instruments, a semiconductor products company. From November
1989 through June 1996, Mr. Jensen served as Fabrication
Operations Director for Silicon Systems Inc., a semiconductor
products company. Mr. Jensen received a B.S. in Physics
from the University of Utah and an M.S. in Management from
Purdue University.


 



P. Steven Melman has served as Vice President,
Investor Relations and Strategic Initiatives since
January 2006. Mr. Melman served as Chief Financial
Officer and Vice President, Finance and Administration from July
1998 to December 2005. Prior to joining PDF, from April 1997 to
June 1998, he served as Vice President, Finance and
Administration with Animation Science Corporation, an animation
company. From April 1995 to April 1997, he served as Vice
President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer with Business
Resource Group, a facilities management and commercial
furnishings company. Mr. Melman received a B.S. in Business
Administration from Boston University and is a Certified Public
Accountant.


 



Kimon Michaels, Ph.D., one of our founders, has
served as Vice President, Design for Manufacturability since
June 2007. Mr. Michaels served as Vice President, Field
Operations for Manufacturing Process Solutions from January 2006
through May 2007, and has been a Director since November 1995.
From March 1993 through December 2005, he served in various vice
presidential capacities. He also served as Chief Financial
Officer from November 1995 to July 1998. Mr. Michaels
received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering, an M.S. E.C.E. and a
Ph.D. E.C.E. from Carnegie Mellon University.


 




This excerpt taken from the PDFS 10-K filed Mar 16, 2007.
Executive Officers
 
The following table and notes set forth information about our current executive officers.
 
             
Name
 
Age
 
Position
 
John K. Kibarian, Ph.D. 
  42   Chief Executive Officer, President and Director
Keith A. Jones
  36   Chief Financial Officer and Vice President, Finance
David A. Joseph
  53   Chief Strategy Officer
Rebecca Baybrook, Ph.D. 
  55   Vice President, Human Resources
Cees Hartgring, Ph.D. 
  53   Vice President and General Manager, Manufacturing Process Solutions
Andre Hawit
  45   Vice President and General Manager, Yield Manufacturing Solutions
James Jensen
  54   Vice President, Engineering Services for Manufacturing Process Solutions
Zia Malik
  55   Vice President, Sales
P. Steven Melman
  52   Vice President, Investor Relations and Strategic Initiatives
Kimon Michaels, Ph.D. 
  40   Vice President, Field Operations for Manufacturing Process Solutions and Director
 
John K. Kibarian, Ph.D., one of our founders, has served as President since November 1991 and has served as our Chief Executive Officer since July 2000. Mr. Kibarian has served as a director since December 1992. Mr. Kibarian received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering, a M.S. E.C.E. and a Ph.D. E.C.E. from Carnegie Mellon University.
 
Keith A. Jones, has served as Chief Financial Officer and Vice President, Finance since January 2006. Mr. Jones served as Director of Finance and SEC Compliance from July 2003 to December 2005. Prior to joining PDF, from September 2001 to July 2003, he served as Assistant Controller for Interwoven, Inc., a provider of enterprise content management solutions. From May 2000 to July 2001, he served as Controller for eTime Capital, Inc., a financial software applications company. From July 1994 to April 2000, he served in various positions at Deloitte & Touche LLP, most recently as an Audit Manager. Mr. Jones received a B.S. in Business Administration from California State University, Fresno and is a Certified Public Accountant.
 
David A. Joseph has served as Chief Strategy Officer since April 2003. Mr. Joseph served as Executive Vice President Sales, Marketing, and Business Development from August 2001 through March 2003. He served as Vice President, Products and Methods from July 1999 through August 2001 and as Vice President, Business Development from November 1998 through June 1999. Prior to joining PDF, from February 1978 to October 1998, Mr. Joseph served KLA-Tencor, a semiconductor manufacturing company, in various positions, including as Japan Business Manager, Vice President Customer Satisfaction and General Manager of Yield Analysis Software. Mr. Joseph received a B.S. in Mathematical Science from Stanford University.
 
Rebecca Baybrook has served as Vice President, Human Resources since May 2002. Prior to joining PDF, from September 2001 to April 2002, Ms. Baybrook served as Sr. Director, Human Resources for Vitria Technologies, an integrated software company. From October 1999 to July 2001 she served as Director, Human Resources for 3Com, a telecommunications company. From January 1986 to September 1999, Ms. Baybrook served as Assistant Vice President of Human Resources for Knight Ridder, Inc., a publishing company. Ms. Baybrook received B.A. degree from Westmont College and a Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology from University of South Florida.
 
Cees Hartgring Ph.D., has served as Vice President and General Manager, Manufacturing Process Solutions since January 2004. Mr. Hartgring served as Vice President, Worldwide Sales and Strategic Business Development from April 2003 through December 2003. He served as Vice President of Sales from September 2002 through March 2003. Prior to joining PDF, from May 2000 to August 2001, Mr. Hartgring served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Trimedia Technologies, a Philips Semiconductor spinout. From August 1990 to April 2000, he held various executive positions at Philips Semiconductor, most recently as Vice President and General Manager of


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the Trimedia business unit. Mr. Hartgring has an undergraduate degree from the Technical University Delft and a M.S.E.E. and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California at Berkeley.
 
Andre Hawit has served as Vice President and General Manager, Yield Manufacturing Solutions since January 2006. Mr. Hawit served as Vice President, Software Development from September 2003 through December 2005. Prior to joining PDF, Mr. Hawit was the founder of IDS Software Systems Inc., a yield management systems software and solutions company. From October 1991 through August 2003, he held various positions within IDS including President and Chief Executive Officer, and most recently Chief Technology Officer. Mr. Hawit received a B.S. in Electronics and Computer Engineering from San Francisco State University and an M.B.A. from National University School of Business.
 
James Jensen has served as Vice President, Engineering Services for Manufacturing Process Solutions since January 2006. Mr. Jensen served as Co-Vice President, Client Services from November 2003 through December 2005 and as Director of Business Development, Integrated Yield Ramp Solutions, from March 2002 through October 2003. Prior to joining PDF, from July 1996 through February 2002, he served as General Manager of a semiconductor fabrication facility of Texas Instruments, a semiconductor products company. From November 1989 through June 1996, Mr. Jensen served as Fabrication Operations Director for Silicon Systems Inc., a semiconductor products company. Mr. Jensen received a B.S. in Physics from the University of Utah and a M.S. in Management from Purdue University.
 
Zia Malik has served as Vice President, Sales since December 2003. Prior to joining PDF, from September 2000 through November 2003, Mr. Malik served as Vice President of Operations and Customer Marketing of Ishoni Networks, a maker of broadband networking processors. From February 1997 through September 2000, he served as a Senior Director for the Foundry and Contracts Manufacturing Group of National Semiconductor Corporation, an integrated circuit manufacturer. From June 1987 through February 1997, he held various executive positions at California Micro Devices Corporation, a maker of semiconductors, most recently as Vice President of Business Development. Mr. Malik received a B.S. and M.S. in Chemistry from the University of Karachi in Pakistan and an MBA from the University of Phoenix.
 
P. Steven Melman has served as Vice President, Investor Relations and Strategic Initiatives since January 1, 2006. Mr. Melman served as Chief Financial Officer and Vice President, Finance and Administration from July 1998 to December 2005. Prior to joining PDF, from April 1997 to June 1998, he served as Vice President Finance and Administration with Animation Science Corporation, an animation company. From April 1995 to April 1997, he served as Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer with Business Resource Group, a facilities management and commercial furnishings company. Mr. Melman received a B.S. in Business Administration from Boston University. Mr. Melman is a Certified Public Accountant.
 
Kimon Michaels, Ph.D., one of our founders, has served as Vice President, Field Operations for Manufacturing Process Solutions since January 2006, and has been a Director since November 1995. From March 1993 through December 2005, he served in various vice presidential capacities. He also served as Chief Financial Officer from November 1995 to July 1998. Mr. Michaels received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering, a M.S. E.C.E. and a Ph.D. E.C.E. from Carnegie Mellon University.
 
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