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IC Knowledge was formed in late 2000 by our founder and president Scotten W. Jones. Scotten (Scott) has nearly 30 years of experience in the semiconductor and MEMS industries, 18 of those in senior management positions. He holds a BS in Physics from the University of Rhode Island, has published dozens of papers, books and book length reports and holds two patents. His career focus has been on manufacturing and process technology. Scott's responsibilities have included manufacturing, engineering, IT, technology development, finance and accounting. Scott has built or upgraded several wafers fabs and has extensive experience in manufacturing execution systems, cost modeling, IP licensing agreements, outsourcing and foundry relationships. Scott's management positions have included Vice President and Co-General Manager of a Semiconductor Division, Vice President of Operations at a Semiconductor Company and Vice Presidents of Engineering and Vice President of Operations at a MEMS Company. Scott is a senior member of the IEEE and is a lifetime member of Strathmore's Who's Who. In addition to serving as President of IC Knowledge, he also serves as a Director of the Georgetown Education Foundation.

Scott's approach at IC Knowledge has been to leverage strategic partners and sub contractors to create a small company with the capabilities of a much larger organization.

Scott may be reached at: sjones@icknowledge.com

Many of our customers do not want to be listed and we of course follow their wishes. Our customers include many world leaders in their respective markets. The following is a sampling of customers who have allowed us to list them.

Semiconductor Manufacturers
The five largest semiconductor manufacturers in the world: Intel, Samsung, TSMC, Toshiba and Texas Instruments..

Fabless Semiconductor Companies
Some of the largest Fabless semiconductor companies in the world including: Qualcomm, NVIDIA and Xilinx.

Equipment Manufacturers
The five largest manufacturers of semiconductor production equipment: ASML, Applied Materials, Tokyo Electron, Lam Research and KLA-Tencor

Electronics Companies
Some of the worlds largest electronics companies including: Apple Computer, Bose, Dell Computer, Hewlett Packard, IBM, Raytheon, Nokia and others.

Others
Consulting firms, universities, governments, consortia, materials companies and many more.

Strategic Partners

IC Insights

IC Insights is one of the premier market research companies for the semiconductor industry. Publishers of the well respected and widely read McLean Report, IC Insights has established themselves as one of the most credible sources of market information in the industry. IC Insight president Bill McLean is constantly sought out as a speaker at conferences the world over. The relationship between IC Knowledge and IC Insights has for several years provided IC Knowledge with access to IC Insights market research in return for Economics data from IC Knowledge. In 2012 IC Knowledge co-wrote the economics chapter in the McLean report with IC Insights. The IC Insights web site is: www.icinsights.com.

Linx Consulting
Our newest partnership is with Linx Consulting. Mark Thirsk and Mike Corbett of LInx Consulting are well regarded materials experts often speaking at key materials conferences and consulting to many of the worlds leading materials suppliers. Our partnership with Linx has strengthened the materials component of our modeling work and led to the development of the Strategic Cost Model - materials edition that the two companies co-market. Materials focused forecast models are also in development. The Linx Consulting web site is: www.linx-consulting.com.

Threshold Systems
Jerry Healy of Threshold Systems is one of the most respected training and consulting experts on advanced semiconductor technology in the world today. Jerry travels the world teaching advanced technology seminars and helping his clients solve some their most difficult technical challenges. Threshold Systems and iC Knowledge partner together to help each other stay up-to-date on the latest technology trends in the industry. The Threshold Systems web site is: www.thresholdsystems.com.

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