Intel Fellow, Technology and Manufacturing Group
Director, Test Probe Technology
“Moore’s Law and the Future of Test”
Dr. Pooya Tadayon is an Intel Fellow and the director of test probe technology in the Technology and Manufacturing Group at Intel Corporation. He is responsible for defining novel architectures, materials and processes for manufacturing Intel’s next-generation test interconnects. An expert in probing technology, Tadayon has specialized in the field since joining Intel in 1998 as a test integration engineer focused on sort and wafer probing technologies. In 2002, he was tapped to lead engineering for Intel’s test probe business, spending two years in that position. Starting in 2006, Tadayon became a test integration manager responsible for test flow optimization. In that role, he focused on innovative data system solutions to enable adaptive test techniques targeted at optimizing microprocessor yield and performance. Before assuming his current role in 2018, Tadayon served as director of test pathfinding. During his seven years in that role, he led the team charged with developing breakthrough test solutions for Intel’s next-generation products. Tadayon holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry, biochemistry and biology from the University of Washington and a Ph.D. in physical chemistry from Oregon State University. In 2015, he earned an Intel Achievement Award, the company’s highest recognition, for his contributions to advancing test interconnect technology. He was appointed an Intel Fellow in 2018.
Chief Executive Officer
“Probe in the Spotlight – enabling advanced packaging, chiplets, and heterogenous integration”
Michael D. Slessor has served as the Chief Executive Officer of FormFactor, Inc. since December 2014, and as a Director since October 2013. Mike served as President from October 2013 to December 27, 2014, and as Senior Vice President and General Manager, MicroProbe Product Group from October 2012 to October 2013. Before joining FormFactor, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of MicroProbe from July 2008 through the October 2012 closing of FormFactor’s acquisition of MicroProbe. Prior to joining MicroProbe, he held various management, product-marketing, and applications-engineering positions in the semiconductor industry, primarily with KLA-Tencor. Mike received his Ph.D. in Aeronautics and Physics from the California Institute of Technology and his B.A.Sc. in Engineering Physics from the University of British Columbia.