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Wednesday, 22 July 2020 13:24

Vell Recruits Advanced Inquiry Systems SVP of Engineering

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Peter C. Walters

SVP, Engineering

> Location: Portland, OR
> Industry: Test Solutions
> Other experience: SVP, BD, Marketing & Sales, Multigig | Frmr HP, Rockwell
> Ownership: VC-backed

HILLSBORO, OREGON - Peter has extensive experience in business and product development for new businesses in test and measurement front-ends, automotive radar, electronic phase arrays, CMDA handsets PAs, front-end satellite communication systems, 10G physical layer transport telecom, and newEDA design and validation flows. Peter has helped raise over $50M in funding and defined customer significant products leading to $200M yearly revenues in multiple large and small company settings. Proven leader and team player through previously held positions including CEO, VP of Engineering, VP of Business Development, and various senior management and design positions within companies such as Multigig, iTerra, Wavetronix, Hewlett Packard, Rockwell, and Philips. He has extensive experience in High-Speed Electronic Integrated Circuits applications with multiple semiconductor technologies. Peter holds a number of patents, including the first on-wafer probe calibration structures to 75GHz. He was a research fellow at the European Space Agency and has a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Leeds, England, MBA, and B.A.Sc from the University of British Columbia, Canada.

About AISI

AISI is changing the face of semiconductor test. AISI’s revolutionary WaferTranslator™ technology makes full wafer test and burn-in an economic reality. AISI’s vision is to become the world’s leading provider of Advanced Inquiry Systems for microelectronics. AISI’s strategic mission is to rapidly bring to market a game changing world class solution for wafer level test using a high margin business model and innovative technologies. Funded in 2005 and headquartered in Hillsboro, Oregon, they deliver cost effective solutions to the multi-billion-dollar market for semiconductor test in the form of full wafer contactors, tester interfaces, and automated test platforms.

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Dora Vell

Dora Vell is the Managing Partner of Vell Executive Search, a boutique executive search firm in Boston focused on recruiting technology executives and board members. Vell has successfully completed numerous board member and C-level executive searches, including CEOs, COOs, CIOs, and Vice Presidents - at both public and private companies.

Prior to founding the firm in 2005, Vell was a Partner at Heidrick & Struggles' Technology practice for seven years.  Before her career in executive search, she worked at IBM for 11 years, managing software engineering organizations of 100 people and software sales organizations with revenues of $150 million. She has also served as an executive assistant to the CEO of IBM Canada for one year.

Vell holds seven worldwide software patents. She has published several Business of Leadership reports on governance and leadership and has been quoted in numerous articles including The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Business Week, Fortune, Agenda Week, MSNBC, Mass High Tech, the OPUS for the World Economic Forum, Boston Business Journal, The Globe & Mail, CIO Magazine, and IEEE. She also has been a featured speaker on leadership at numerous conferences and at Columbia University's MBA program.

Vell is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), the Boston CEO Roundtable. She has served on the boards of Framingham State, Entrepreneur's Organization, Goodwill, Mary Centre for developmentally handicapped adults,, and RBC Capital Partners.

She has received an MBA from the University of Toronto, a Master in Computer Science from the University of Waterloo, and a Bachelor in Computer Science from Carleton. She has also completed the MIT Entrepreneurial Master’s program.

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