Ankineedu Velaga, Ph.D.
Ankineedu Velaga is ICAMR’s technology director. He is a semiconductor engineering executive with 30 years of experience spanning process technology development at Bell Labs to fab engineering and operations management in the Asia. A hands-on manager, he has had responsibility for fab start-ups and fab operations for large corporate fabs and foundries. Velaga is experienced in driving teams to improve processes in order to meet critical challenges and has a sustained track record of achieving improved product results by upgrading methodologies and organizations for better process development, yields, process control, cycle time, cost and product quality.
Prior to his work at ICAMR, Velaga worked as vice president of R&D Foundry Consulting for Imec in Belgium, senior vice president of operations & engineering at SilTerra Malaysia, and for other high-tech firms including Avago Technologies in Singapore, Applied Materials in Santa Clara, California, Agere Systems, Silicon Manufacturing Partners, Lucent Technologies and AT&T & Bell Laboratories. He received his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Arkansas, his M.S. in Chemical Engineering, from the Indian Institutes of Technology and his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Regional Engineering College in Warangal, India.