MEET THE TEAM

Pete Singer
CO-FOUNDER/EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

Pete has over 39 years of publishing experience. Previously, he spent over 25 years at Semiconductor International and most recently 11 years at Extension Media where he was the Editor-in-Chief of Solid State Technology, SemiMD, Chip Design and The ConFab conference and networking event.

A head and shoulders picture of Kerry Hoffman

Kerry Hoffman
CO-FOUNDER/PUBLISHER

Kerry has over 27 years of advertising and media experience with a unique blend of experience on all sides of the equation — agency, client and publisher. Previously she worked alongside Pete at Extension Media as Director of Sales for the Semiconductor Manufacturing and Design Media Group which included Solid State Technology and The ConFab conference and networking event.

Shannon Davis
NEWS AND WEB EDITOR

Shannon, writes, edits and produces Semiconductor Digest’s news articles, email newsletters, blogs, webcasts, and social media posts. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Huntington University in Huntington, IN. In addition to her years of freelance business reporting, Shannon has also worked in marketing and public relations in the renewable energy and healthcare industries.

Cindy Chamberlin
ART DIRECTOR

Cindy has over 26 years of publishing experience. Previously, she spent 20 years at PennWell Corp as an Editorial Graphic Designer and Art Director and when she is not working on Semiconductor Digest, she works at CLD, Inc. as a Freelance Desktop Publisher.

Holger Gerisch
SALES MANAGER

Holger has spent 25 years in advertising and media – agency, client and publisher. For the most part of his career, he has served as a business solutions manager in b2b media dealing with customers around the globe.

Dave Lammers
CONTRIBUTING EDITOR

Dave Lammers started writing about the semiconductor industry while working at the Associated Press Tokyo bureau in the early 1980s, a time of rapid growth for the industry. He joined EE Times in 1985, covering Japan, Korea, and Taiwan for the next 14 years while based in Tokyo. Dave, his wife Mieko, and their four children moved to Austin to set up a Texas bureau for EE Times. A graduate of the University of Notre Dame, Dave received a Master’s in Journalism at the University of Missouri School of Journalism.

John Blyler
CONTRIBUTING EDITOR

John has many years of technical and editorial experience in the semiconductor, electronics, and system engineering spaces. Currently, he is the founder and CEO of JB Systems, a high-tech media, education and engineering company. Previously, John was the editor-in-chief of Chip Design and Semi-Manufacturing Design (SemiMD) magazines. His works have appeared in numerous publications and with several companies including the IEEE, Informa-Penton Electronic Design), Photonics Media, Wiley, Elsevier, Networking World, Edutopia (George Lucas Foundation), Mentor, Cadence, Synopsys, Intel, Arm, Mouser, Digikey, TI Jama Software, Dassault Systemes, Siemens and many others. John teaches systems engineering and IOT Design as an affiliate professor at Portland State University and an online lecturer at Univ. of California at Irvine. He holds a BS in Engineering Physics from Oregon State Univ. and an MS in Electronic Engineering from Cal. State Univ., Northridge.

Dick James
CONTRIBUTING EDITOR

Dick James is an almost 50-year veteran of the semiconductor industry, working in the process development, design, manufacturing, packaging and reverse engineering of semiconductor devices. For over 20 years he worked with Chipworks (now TechInsights), an Ottawa, Canada-based specialty reverse engineering company, and is now Fellow Emeritus with the company. He is also a Senior Analyst for TechSearch International, based in Austin, a leading consulting company in the field of advanced semiconductor packaging technology.

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