Custom Silicon Solutions (CSS) was again invited to attend the ON Semiconductors Executive Summit in Scottsdale, Arizona. This annual event provides an opportunity for ON’s major customers to meet one-on-one with ON Executives and discuss how to work together more productively.
The event began Tuesday evening (January 29) with the ON Semiconductor Executive Overview & Dinner Meeting. Speakers included Keith Jackson, President, Chief Executive Officer and Director, Bob Mahoney, Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing, and David Somo, Vice President, Corporate Marketing.
The Customer Breakout Sessions (one-on-one discussions between ON Semi and Customer Executives) began on Wednesday. CSS (now merged with Chronicle Technology) was represented by CSS Executives John Cheng and Mike McDaid. ON Semi Executives included Rocke Acree (Custom Foundry Business Unit Manager), Mike Kenyon (Sales Director, Western US), Chip Brakeville (Regional Sales Manager, Southwest & Central US and South America) and “Abdi” Afshar (Field Application Engineer).
At the meeting, John Cheng discussed the benefits of the CSS/Chronicle Merger, including the significantly increased engineering staff and the additional production & testing capabilities of the combined companies. Another topic of special interest was the development of EEPROM technology for the ON Semi ONC18 process (180 nM process at the ON Gresham facility). CSS is developing this technology (design & evaluation) with ON providing silicon fabrication. Test structures for EEPROM cells & associated circuits have been completed and are soon to begin fabrication at ON. This will be followed by development of a complete EEPROM memory and the required on-chip programming circuits.
As a special treat following these meetings on Thursday, ON hosted the opening day at the Phoenix Open at their corporate tent on the 9th green. John and Mike from CSS attended and were able to enjoy refreshments at the tent and then follow Phil Mickelson around the course in his near record breaking round.
Phil Mickelson Wins the Phoenix Open