SkyWater Names Gregg Damminga as Company’s First Fellow
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – June 3, 2021 – SkyWater Technology (NASDAQ: SKYT) the trusted technology realization partner, today announced that it has named Gregg Damminga as its first Fellow, the highest technical title awarded by the company. Mr. Damminga has been recognized for his extraordinary technology leadership within the company and across the industry. As SkyWater focuses on increasing its technology process offerings and development services for its growing customer base, Mr. Damminga will play a key role in driving these initiatives.
“Gregg joined SkyWater from Cypress in 2017 when the company was founded. He has been a principal technical leader in the formation and expansion of SkyWater’s Advanced Technology Services,” said Thomas Sonderman, SkyWater president and CEO. “Gregg’s contributions to SkyWater’s process and architectural leadership will enable us to continue to push the boundaries of what’s possible. This appointment is part of SkyWater’s strategy for expanding services across multiple domestic sites within the next few years.”
Mr. Damminga has served as vice president of SkyWater’s Advanced Technology Services (ATS) and has played a leading role in technology definition for SkyWater’s customers. His focus on creative solutions for customers has enabled SkyWater to serve a variety of diverse and growing markets. Notably, he has been pivotal in implementing SkyWater’s Technology as a Service (TaaS) model which enables technology development work and manufacturing to take place in the same operation, streamlining the innovation to production process. Since SkyWater was formed in 2017, its ATS business has experienced significant growth and now accounts for two-thirds of the company’s overall business. As Fellow, Mr. Damminga will continue to drive and expand SkyWater’s TaaS business with its customers and across the company’s many technology platforms.
Mr. Damminga’s more than 30 years of experience in the semiconductor industry includes positions with Texas Instruments, STMicroelectronics, TSMC, and Cypress where he held individual contributor and management roles in process engineering and development, equipment maintenance, manufacturing, planning and production control. He earned his Master of Science degree and Bachelor of Science degree with highest distinction in Materials Science from Northwestern University.
“I’m honored to be recognized as SkyWater’s first Fellow and look forward to expanding technology services for our customers and supporting them with customized solutions,” said Damminga. “I’m excited about helping the company transform technology realization by accelerating our customers’ ideas to volume production. I am very proud of my contributions to SkyWater and being an integral part of its continued growth.”
About SkyWater Technology
SkyWater Technology (NASDAQ: SKYT) is a U.S.-owned and U.S.-based pure-play semiconductor foundry and is a DOD-accredited Trusted supplier, specializing in custom technology development services, volume manufacturing and advanced packaging capabilities. Through its Technology Foundry model, SkyWater’s world-class operations in Bloomington, Minnesota and Kissimmee, Florida provide unique processing capabilities to enable quality production and advanced packaging for mixed-signal CMOS, power, rad-hard and ROIC solutions. SkyWater’s Advanced Technology Services empower development of superconducting and 3D ICs, along with carbon nanotube, photonic and MEMS devices. The company serves customers in growing markets such as aerospace & defense, automotive, biomedical, cloud & computing, consumer, industrial and IoT. Please visit www.skywatertechnology.com/ for more information.
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