LFoundry has announced that Roberto Bez has joined the company as the new Vice President of R&D.
Roberto received the Laurea degree in Physics from the University of Milan. In 1987 he joined the Central R&D department of STMicroelectronics and started to work on Non-Volatile Memory (NVM) technologies. In the 1990s, he participated in the development of the NOR Flash memory technology, initially as expert of the device physics and reliability and subsequently as project leader of the multilevel product development.
Since 2001, he has been working on the development of the NAND Flash memory and on the emerging technology based on the phase change memory concept. In March 2008 he joined Numonyx as Fellow, driving the development of the phase change memory and other alternative NVM technology. From April 2010 to January 2015 he has been with Micron, which acquired Numonyx, as Fellow and as process integration director in the Process R&D.
“We are excited to have Roberto join our Company” said Sergio Galbiati, LFoundry Chairman and Guenther Ernst, LFoundry CEO. LFoundry has been able to attract a well recognised top industry talent, as a demonstration of our appealing vision for our future and our focus on providing access to most advanced foundry service in the More than Moore arena. We are sure that Roberto will be an integral part of that".
Roberto has been member of the Technical Committee at IEDM, ESSDERC, EPCOS and Symp. of VLSI Tech.; he has been member of the ESSDERC/ESSCIRC Steering Committee. He has been Contract Professor in Electron Device Physics at the University of Milan and Lecturer in Non-Volatile Memory Devices at the University of Padua, Politecnico of Milan and University of Udine.