Mark Mason

Mark
Mason
Manager of Worldwide Semiconductor Packaging Quality,
Texas Instruments

 

Mark Mason is manager of worldwide semiconductor packaging quality at Texas Instruments. During his career at TI, he has been responsible for design for manufacturability, test chip design, design kits, silicon characterization, silicon data management, and resolution enhancement technology (RET) in both R&D and production for all modern production nodes. A senior member of the technical staff (Emeritus), he has an MS in electrical engineering from Texas A&M University. 

Articles
Does DFM Software Have A Future?
While design for manufacturing (DFM) flows have been implemented in the industry, DFM flows at advanced CMOS nodes face several challenges that threaten widespread adoption.
Commentaries and Blogs
Guest Blogs
May 1, 2015
blog

Transition from the Academe to the Industry Unraveled (Part 2) 2

Some few months ago, I wrote an article contrasting academe and work life as well as the adjustments and precautions that had to be made by a typical fresh graduate......More
Mar 6, 2015
blog

Programming Efficiency: Part 2 2

A number of years ago I did some work on a PABX. The device was electromechanical and far from state of the art, but the owner had been talked into spending a bunch of money expanding it and couldn’t justify scrapping it....More
Jan 21, 2015
Commentary

How To Dumb Down Smart Electronics 9

In our generation of microcontroller-enhanced everything, it has been frustrating at best to see how often the capability of smart hardware has been foiled by the design of poorly purposed software....More

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