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Eric C. Maass

Operations Manager, Wireless Transceiver Products

Responsible for P & L, business decisions, new product development for $150M, profitable operation comprised of Paging, GPS, Land Mobile, RF Low Power, and PLL products. Direct efforts of 68 engineers (product, design, test). (Jan 1997 to present).

Director, Technology Development. Responsible for technology decisions, new platform development for Logic Division. Introduced new ECLinPS + and clock driver platforms. (Dec 95 to Dec 96).

Operations Manager, High Performance and Communication Products. Directed 32 design, product, and test engineers developing high frequency/RF new products. Introduced 60 new products in 3.5 yrs: GPS receiver, prescalers, VCO's, synthesizers, fiber optics, wired communication. Quadrupled sales from $6M to $28M, profitably. (Jan 92 to Nov 95).

Senior Engineering Manager, Logic Division. Drove and institutionalized cost reduction efforts for division in turnaround from "virtual chapter 11" to over 12% profit. (October 90 to December 91).

SPC Consultant, RF Division. At request of Motorola SPS President, "drafted" to lead SPC and process improvement efforts in RF Wafer Fab. Led team efforts that reduced Beta variability, improved photo/etch, TiW integrity, and resolved TMOS Vt instability. (Apr 90 to Dec 90)

Device Engineering Manager, Bipolar 2. Managed 20 engineers, reduced yield loss 50% to 80% in all product groups, achieved 93% yield. Initiated & led edge-die inking for SPS, Wafer Level Reliability. (Aug 86 to Sept. 90).

Team Leader, FACT TOPS Team. At Group VP's request, formed and led the FACT TOPS Team. Improved 1.5m CMOS yield 40%, on-time delivery 88%, and achieved record new product introductions. Won Gold Medal in Corporate T.C.S., top award among 5000 teams. Motorola videotape, "Team Problem Solving the Motorola Way" is about this team. (Aug89 to Apr. 90)

Device Section Manager, Bipolar 1. Improved yields15% on Analog products. Transferred Power BiMOS to production, Sector Top 10 project. Reduced BVceo and Vt variance. Acting Device Engineering Manager. 2 Awards of Excellence, Special MEIP Award. (1983 to 86)

Manager, Process Information System. Set up first system in Motorola incorporating process, PC probe, and 100% Probe information from a wafer fab into a common database. (1982 to1983).

CMOS Process Development Engineer. Introduced 3m HCMOS into production. Improved 5 m CMOS yields from 30 to 70%. Produced first functional 1 m CMOS devices. Special MEIP Award. (1980 to 82).

Bipolar Process Development Engineer. Improved analog yields from 25% to 75%, developed MOSAIC1 field guard isolation process. (1979 to 80).

Instructor/ Course Development:

Developed advanced statistics course: experimental design, RSM and YSM™; instruct throughout SPS, internationally. Developed statistical software for the course (VCA, Gauge Capability, RSM, and YSM™).

Developed and instructed courses in Logic and Computer Design, Semiconductor Processing, and Process Simulation.



Coeditor, Handbook of Fiber Optic Data Communication, Academic Press, 1998.

"Integrating Voice Recognition Technology with Inspection of I.C.'s", Proceedings of the Intl. Semiconductor Manuf Science Symp, May,90.

"System Moments Method for Reducing Fabrication Variability", Solid State Technology, August, 1987.

"A Strategy for Reducing Variability in a Production Semiconductor Fabrication Area Using the Generation of System Moments Method", Emerging Semiconductor Technology, ASTM, 1987.

"Three Micron Silicon Gate CMOS Process", Correlations, 1982.

Yield Surface Modeling™ - Developed this new statistical method to optimize yield for multiple output characteristics simultaneously. First successful software patent application within Motorola, patent #5,438,527.

Copper Inductor - Developed an inductor on silicon with Q>20 @1GHz. (Note: AT&T issued a press announcement a year later for achieving a Q of 10). Named the top "Eureka Fund" project. Patent # 5,478,773.


Bachelor of Arts in Biological Sciences, University of Maryland Baltimore County, August, 1975. Cum Laude.

Master of Science in Chemical and Bio-Engineering, Arizona State University,1982. 3.62 GPA. Thesis: A Mathematical Simulation of a Thin-Film Thermal Enzyme Probe. This became "... the first major technology transfer involving ASU researchers and a commercial company...' when the sensor was licensed to Boehringer Mannheim.

Working towards PhD in Industrial and Management Systems Engineering, Arizona State University, 3.88 GPA. Dissertation topic: Optimization of On-Time Delivery, Inventory, and Lead-time.


Senior Member, IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers)

Chairman, Phoenix Section of IEEE Engineering Management Society.

Six Sigma Black Belt