A proven engineering leader offers expertise in product innovation, bringing concepts to production and market release that grow into million-dollar revenue generators. Experience includes founding and building companies from the ground up by recruiting and training qualified staff, defining corporate policies and goals, representing companies to clients/stakeholders, and contributing to patent applications, business deals, and strategic planning.
A proven engineering leader offers expertise in product innovation, bringing concepts to production and market release that grow into million-dollar revenue generators. Experience includes founding and building companies from the ground up by recruiting and training qualified staff, defining corporate policies and goals, representing companies to clients/stakeholders, and contributing to patent applications, business deals, and strategic planning. Hands-on, technical and execution oriented.
Director Of Memory Design @ From February 2015 to Present (9 months) VP of Engineering @ Developing new one-time-programmable (OTP) technologies. Running the development and production of memory blocks for embedded applications in deep sub micron nodes. From May 2014 to January 2015 (9 months) San Francisco Bay AreaConsultant @ Consulting on opportunities in the Storage area. One particular area of expertise is the field of Emerging Memory technologies (ReRAM, MRAM, PCM), how they compare with NAND Flash and their applications to SSD and data centers.
Extensive experience in memory design and product characterization.
Available for patent analysis and as expert witness. From February 2014 to May 2014 (4 months) Memory Product Development, NVM/Storage division @ Unity Semiconductor was acquired by Rambus, and is now part of the NVM/Storage division. This division focuses on Non Volatile Memory developments, memory and storage system architectures.
• Developed Emerging Memory technology and evaluation test chip.
• Presented at Resistive RAM workshop at IMEC 2013, at ITRI 2012, keynote speaker at UCSD’s NVM Workshop 2012 and on panels at Memcon 2012, and Flash Memory Summit 2012.
• Also served as a program committee member and session chair at UCSD’s NVM Workshop 2013; and represented company on RRAM at ITRS in 2012 and 2013. Taught tutorial at IMW in 2013. From 2012 to 2014 (2 years) Sunnyvale, CaliforniaStart-up Management @ • Interfaced with board of directors, venture capital stakeholders, and corporate partners for Unity; proposed and managed budgets, strategic plans, and acquisition/integration with Rambus.
• Presented at RRAM workshop at IMEC 2013, at ITRI 2012, keynote speaker at UCSD’s NVM Workshop 2012 and on panels at Memcon 2012, and Flash Memory Summit 2012. From October 2010 to February 2012 (1 year 5 months) Memory Design Engineering @ • Defined novel cross point array concepts for selection, decoding, and sensing of Unity’s proprietary memory cell; led design of 64K/64Mb quad layers test chips, followed up production and characterization (.25um/130nm).
• Initiated a 64Gb project: a NAND flash compatible high density, high through-put product (90nm/45nm).
• Developed a number of key inventions to integrate memory devices developed at Unity Semiconductor in a compact, high density array, including sensing techniques and related circuitry.
• Founded the CAD group, including evaluation, purchase, and setup of EDA tools and servers; interfaced with multiple foundries for CMOS base wafers.
• Collaborated with patent attorneys to develop the company IP filing strategy; secured/named on 74 patents on device, circuitry, and system aspects of Unity’s memory technology.
• Created a website where all engineers could log data, which became the main repository of experiments for the company.
• Presented on RRAM at LETI 2011, CEATEC 2011, and ISSCC 2010 From August 2002 to September 2010 (8 years 2 months) Sunnyvale, CaliforniaDirector of Flash Memory design @ Product Development Achievements
• Led the design of standard Flash products: 4Mb to 128Mb Strata compatible Flash to .12um technology.
• Designed mass storage memories, 32Mb to 512Mb, and developed Micron’s NOR media architecture.
• Interfaced with process development, product and test engineering, and marketing personnel to sustain and drive product development from concept through qualification and production release.
• Managed product definition, business planning, budgeting, IT functions, CAD, and lab setups.
• Oversaw on-campus recruiting efforts, interviewed and filled positions in need of experienced employees, and managed training for interns and junior graduates.
• Reviewed patent applications for Micron’s Flash group and was granted/named on 160 patents, mostly in relations to Flash circuitry and architectures. From 1993 to 2002 (9 years) San Jose, CaliforniaDesign Manager @ Developed the industry first low voltage NOR Flash product From 1988 to 1992 (4 years) San Jose, California
Bachelor of Science (BS), EE @ Engineering School, Marseille, FranceMS, EE @ Stanford University Christophe Chevallier is skilled in: Semiconductors, Analog Circuit, Semiconductor Industry, Analog, SoC, ASIC, IC, CMOS, Mixed Signal, Engineering Management, Flash Memory, Silicon, Failure Analysis, Thin Films, Verilog, Analog Circuit Design, Characterization, Circuit Design, Memory
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