Brad Ferguson is focused on accelerating the growth of SkyWater’s advanced packaging technology, expanding the company’s value chain, and strengthening strategic U.S. government relationships in support of microelectronics manufacturing. Previously, he served as chief technology officer, creating a strong foundation for this critical function. In this role, he was responsible for developing the company’s technology roadmap and IP strategy by identifying high growth markets for SkyWater’s Technology Foundry business. In addition, Ferguson was focused on leading SkyWater’s government relations efforts. Prior to this, he served as senior director of sales in the custom foundry line of business at SkyWater and was also responsible for the government relations strategy.
Mr. Ferguson started his career in photolithography process development at Cypress Semiconductor. In 2008, he started up the Cypress custom foundry business to provide differentiated solutions to technology innovators. He also drove the accreditation process to achieve Trusted Foundry status and secured many defense customers, which launched the site’s entry into the aerospace and defense market, a key component of SkyWater’s market strategy.
Mr. Ferguson received a Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. He also received a doctorate and Master of Science in chemical engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.