Wright Williams & Kelly
SEMATECH COO Program Manager
Opens New Austin Office
June 19, 1995 (Dublin, CA) - Wright Williams & Kelly announced today the appointment of Daren Dance to the position of Manager, Applications Research and Development and the opening of its new Austin, Texas office. Both actions are in response to the company's rapid growth in cost of ownership modeling software and installed customer base.
Mr. Dance will coordinate the development of new modeling applications and serve as an industrial mentor to leading universities. He will also be responsible for supporting custom applications of existing products and services and providing technical and training support to WWK's customers.
"Daren's joining WWK is a major milestone in our continuing commitment to provide the highest quality products and support for our customers," states David Jimenez, WWK's VP & GM. "Daren is recognized as the semiconductor industry's leading expert in cost modeling. We now employ the people responsible for nearly half the COO technical papers written since 1986. With the addition of our new Austin office, we are in an excellent position to meet the needs of our customers on a local basis."
Prior to joining WWK, Mr. Dance was SEMATECH's Cost Modeling Team Leader where he was responsible for COO support and the management of their successful COO Commercialization Project. He has also been involved in cost modeling research at Texas A&M University and Oregon State University and is Chairman of the SEMI (Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International) Cost Modeling Standards Subcommittee.
Mr. Dance's semiconductor experience dates from the early 1970's. He has worked in process and product yield improvement, industrial engineering, and cost modeling at American Microsystems and SEMATECH. His manufacturing experience includes wafer fabrication, semiconductor test, device assembly, and quality assurance.
Wright Williams & Kelly is a cost reduction modeling and management consulting services company; providing technology-dependent and technology-driven companies with business management consulting services and software solutions for productivity measurement and enhancement since 1991.