sp3 Diamond Technologies, Inc. designs and manufactures polycrystalline chemical vapor deposition (CVD) diamond products and services. Its products include deposition equipment, heat spreaders, carbide cutting tool diamond coatings, insert and cartridge tool tips, carbide-backed tips for inserts and cartidges, dresser bars, diamond-on-silicon, and silicon-on-diamond. The company also provides hot filament CVD diamond reactors; and diamond coating, tool tip brazing, and contract research services. It offers CVD diamond for a range of applications, such as cutting tools, grinding, thermal management, semiconductor, MEMS, chemical mechanical planarization, CVD boron doped diamond, and wear. The...
1605 Wyatt Drive
Santa Clara, CA 95054
Founded in 1993
sp3 Diamond Technologies, Inc. Appoints Mario M. Pelella as Vice President of Engineering
Nov 13 12
sp3 Diamond Technologies, Inc. announced the appointment of Mario M. Pelella as vice president of engineering. In this role, he will lead the Technology and Process Solutions group, with responsibility for the development and technical success of all of sp3's semiconductor and MEMS-related diamond products and solutions. At the same time, the company announced that co-founder and chief technology officer (CTO) Jerry Zimmer has been named CTO Emeritus and will remain actively engaged with sp3. Dr. Pelella brings a strong background in solid-state device physics, design and modeling, and characterization to sp3's multi-faceted engineering department. He is skilled in the fundamentals and of bulk-Si and silicon-on-insulator (SOI) MOS transistor and passive device technologies, high-voltage LDMOS design, bipolar device design, ESD protection and arcing and charging related yield issues. Most recently, Dr. Pelella served as the director of technology solutions at SVTC Technologies where he was responsible for developing SVTC's technology roadmap for the semiconductor, aerospace and defense, MEMS, life science, photonic and energy industries. Prior to that, he held positions with tau-Metrix, Advanced Micro Devices and IBM.