GETTING TO KNOW US
Sr. Director, Process Engineering R&D MH
Myriam joined the company in 2001 in the TF R&D Process Engineering Group.
In each issue, we introduce one of our employees who works with our valued customers in some capacity. We delve into their professional roles and responsibilities as well as some details on their home life, hobbies and travels.
At TowerJazz, we encourage work-life balance for our employees. We are a large, multi-cultural family and each employee is unique and brings different characteristics and experience. It is our goal to share a bit of our company and employee culture with you. In this issue, we feature Myriam Buchbinder.
Q. Please tell us about your position, focus areas, etc.
A. I’m heading up the Process Engineering R&D Group at the Migdal Ha’Emek site. The group is responsible for supporting all the Business Units’ projects that require new process developments. As Director of this group, my focus is on having the right people assigned to projects to ensure their success, and overseeing the technical progress of the projects.
Q. What do you enjoy about your position and what challenges you?
A. I love the variety of the projects. We have developed processes for such a wide range of technologies – from the ‘simplest’ six-layer discrete device in a TOPS transfer project, to the 40+ layers of CIS products.
Each project comes with its unique challenges. I believe we have a great team of engineers and managers that are positive, customer-oriented, and fun to work with.
Q: What is your focus this year from a business standpoint?
A: This year in particular, we are focusing on the aggressive ramp of some key technologies that were developed in the last year or so; working closely with the FAB Engineering group at this critical phase of new technology ramp. The technologies ramping are mainly our IS11 image sensor with pushed design rules in the pixel array, and several TOPS customer projects. We are also working on the next generation RF-SOI, low Rdson power management technologies.
Q. What are some of your hobbies?
A: I’d like to say I’ve got some high-brow pastimes but the truth is that, on my weekends, I enjoy catching up on some sleep, going out with my family for a walk and coffee at the beach or in our neighborhood, and reading trashy crime novels interspersed with the occasional decent piece of literature. Recently, I’ve also started dabbling in bookbinding as a hobby—I thought it fitting.
Q: What is your favorite travel destination?
A: Just about anywhere, but having family and friends mainly in North America that’s where we usually head out – Edmonton, Montreal, Toronto and New York.