Lynn in SF June 9 2012

Lynn Forester, Ph.D., M.B.A.
Co-Founder and CEO

Dr. Forester has over 25 years experience in the semiconductor industry. Before co-founding Quantum Semiconductor, she was in the senior management team at Honeywell Advanced Microelectronic Materials, in Sunnyvale, California, where she built a team of over 40 engineers and was responsible for application engineering, international account and business development, strategic planning and global marketing. After graduate school at Caltech, Dr. Forester joined Advanced Micro Devices as a senior development engineer, first in California and then on assignment in Texas. In 1987, she was recruited overseas by Philips Semiconductors in Eindhoven, the Netherlands to join the Mega Project, a joint venture of the Dutch and German governments, Siemens and Philips where she worked on CMOS process development and integration. After Philips, she spent 3 years at IMEC in Leuven, Belgium in advanced CMOS research and development.

She holds M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Chemical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, California and a B.A. in Chemistry from the University of California at Santa Cruz. She also received her M.B.A. from Santa Clara University where her specializations included finance and entrepreneurship. She is the author or co-author of over 40 talks and technical papers and 8 patents.