Dr. Schmidt heads QVT’s Palo Alto office. He focuses primarily on technological investments. Prior to joining QVT in May 2013, Dr. Schmidt was employed by Intel Corporation as Senior Director of Wireless Engineering from 2004 to 2010 and as Chief Technology Officer in the Intel Foundry from 2010 to 2013. Between 2000 and 2004, Dr. Schmidt co-founded and was the Chief Executive Officer of Airify Communications Corporation, a wireless multi-protocol semiconductor company, which was sold to Intel in August 2004. Prior to that he also co-founded Pixel Devices International, a CMOS imaging company, in 1997, which was sold to Agilent in 2002 and served as Vice President of Technology there until 1999. In addition, Dr. Schmidt has worked at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center/Argonne National Labs (from 1999 to 2004) and at Altera Corporation (as a Senior Engineer from 1989 to 1997). He has taught at U.C. Berkeley, Tsinghua University in Beijing and the International Technological University and written more than 70 technical papers and has over 90 patents. Dr. Schmidt earned a B.S. in Electrical Engineering/Materials Science from U.C., Berkeley in 1989, an M.S. in Electrical Engineering in 1995, an M.S. Management in 1998, a Ph.D. minor in Aeronautical Engineering, in 1999 and a Ph.D., Electrical Engineering in 2003 all from Stanford University.
Joining in August 2014, Mr. Lane is a Silicon Valley engineering veteran with over 25 years’ track record of innovation and leading fast-paced technology teams and programs in the semiconductor, solar, disk drive, and life sciences markets. Prior to Translarity, Chris held positions of Vice President of Engineering, Vice President of New Product Development and other senior roles among Applied Materials, Solyndra, Intevac, and A.S.C.O Delta. He has over 20 patents and was recognized with Engineering Innovation Award at Applied Materials for the development of the Producer™ tool, the 2nd most successful selling tool in the semiconductor industry. He holds a M.S. Engineering and M.B.A. from California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo.
Mr. Crossland joined Translarity in January, 2014, and brings over 15 years of experience within the semiconductor test equipment segment. He is skilled in applications integration, product development, reliability & failure analysis, and sales support. In his last role as Director of Product Engineering with FormFactor, a leading wafer probe solutions provider to the semiconductor market, he was responsible for the development and continuous improvement of a major product platform. Previous roles at FormFactor included: Applications Engineer and Quality Engineer with a focus on product reliability & failure analysis. He also served as an Applications Engineer at NanoNexus, a startup in the same segment of the business. Previously, he spent five years as an active-duty officer in the United States Army, assigned to the XVIII Airborne Corps. He received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York.