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Stephen Coates

GM & VP Global Operations
GaN Systems

Biography

Stephen has previously held executive level engineering & operations roles in silicon & compound semiconductor & displays technology companies including VP Operations at DigiLens, VP Operations at Symmorphix Thin Films Inc, VP Operations at Fultec Semiconductor Inc/Bourns & VP Production Engineering at MaxQ Technology heading up power module design & manufacture. A seasoned technology executive with 30 years’ experience in engineering, manufacturing operations, supply chain management and quality. Stephen has substantial experience in establishing and developing strategic supply chain relationships to support full product commercialization and high volume manufacturing, while also being an expert in device packaging, process development and integration. Stephen also previously held lead assessor qualifications for 3rd party audit to ISO 9000 & equivalent standards (eg TS16949/AS9100).

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