General Advisor

Don Blair

Principal Consultant
Advantest America

Don graduated with a bachelor’s degree from the Ohio Institute of Technology and was first employed by Schlumberger in San Jose, California focusing on digital and mixed signal application development. He was later employed by HP (then Agilent, Verigy and now Advantest) developing applications on various tester platforms. Don has more than 30 years of experience in the automatic test equipment (ATE) business working to maximize customers’ profits in the development and manufacturing of integrated circuits.

 

Chair Emeritus

Ronald Goerke

Senior Consulting Manager
Advantest America

Ronald graduated with a bachelor’s degree in precision- and microtechnology from the University of Applied Sciences in Munich, Germany. He joined Advantest Europe in 2000 as an application engineer supporting the T66xx SoC and T63xx LCD tester platforms. In 2006 he transferred to the US and joined Advantest America supporting the T2000 platform at various customer accounts. Ronald began to support the Advantest V93000 platform on SmarTest 8 with a focus on software in 2016. He enjoys watersports in his free time like kite- or windsurfing and playing in the surf of the Southern California coast.

 

Chair Emeritus

Adam Styblinski

Senior Product Development Engineer
AMD

Adam graduated from Texas A&M University with a B.S. in computer engineering. He has over 7 years of product development engineering experience, specializing in ATPG scan pattern bring-up and test engineering. While in college, he joined AMD as a Co-Op from 2011-2012 and then worked briefly at Freescale after graduating in 2013. Adam later re-joined AMD as a fulltime product development engineer and still works there today. In his free time, Adam enjoys producing electronic music, DJing, camping, and playing board games.

 

Finance Chair

Tony Loi

Finance Manager
Advantest America

Tony graduated with a bachelor’s degree from UC Santa Cruz and spent a few years working in public accounting before joining Verigy (now Advantest). Tony has over 10 years of experience in finance, accounting, and treasury.

Don Blair

Ronald Goerke

Adam Styblinski

Tony Loi

 

General Chair

Matt Borto

Test Engineering Manager
Analog Devices

Matt graduated from Case Western Reserve University with a BSEE in 2000 and joined Analog Devices (ADI) as a product and test engineer. Since joining ADI, he has worked on automotive digital SoCs and transceivers as well as RF products. Matt’s areas of technical interest are test vector conversion, test time optimization, and automotive product quality. Matt is based in Wilmington, Massachusetts and enjoys playing and coaching baseball, softball, and basketball as well as attending Broadway musicals with his family.

 

Technical Chair

Linda Haenel

Application Consultant
COE Germany (BBN)

Linda graduated from the University of Stuttgart, Germany, with an M.Sc. in electrical engineering and information technology where she concentrated on semiconductor science. After graduation, she continued her research on the tunneling FET and lectured at the University of Stuttgart until she joined Advantest in 2019. Since then she is part of the BBN COE team as a product expert, supporting different application cases and developing new training content.

 

Kiosk Chair

Hagen Goller

Head of V93000 SW R&D Product Definition and Management Team
Advantest Europe

Hagen graduated with a degree in electrical engineering from the University of Stuttgart and joined Hewlett-Packard in 1997 as a SW R&D engineer for the development of network management systems. In 2002 he moved to the semiconductor automated test equipment (ATE) group of Agilent Technologies as an application expert and held this position for 10 years. After working several years as solution product manager he is now heading the Advantest V93000 SW R&D product definition and management team.

 

Kiosk Co-Chair

Kazuhiro (Kenny) Hirano

System Engineer
Advantest Corporation

Kazuhiro (Kenny) Hirano graduated with a master’s degree in material and biological sciences from Ibaraki University in Japan. He joined Advantest in 2001 as a system engineer for the T3300 and T6600 platform testers. In 2012, he was transferred to Advantest America to work as a T2000 application engineer and project coordinator. Hirano returned to Japan in 2017 and is now a part of the T2000 SoC system engineer team.

Matt Borto

Linda Haenel

Hagen Goller

Kazuhiro “Kenny” Hirano

 

Kiosk Co-Chair

Yasunori "Gutch" Yamaguchi

T2000 SoC System, Customer Support
Advantest Corporation

Yasunori Yamaguchi (aka. Gutch) graduated from Niigata University in Japan with an electrical and electronics engineering degree. For 10 years, Gutch worked as a software engineer for a communication infrastructure-related company. He joined Advantest Corporation in 2006 and started off as an application engineer to expand Advantest's T2000 business. Gutch moved to work at Advantest Korea for a year in 2012 and then migrated to Advantest France for 3 years in 2017. Currently, Gutch is part of the T2000 SoC system overseas customer support team in Japan.

 

Ambassador

Amy Gold

Director of Corporate Communications
Advantest America

A 30-year veteran of Advantest, Amy has been instrumental in helping the company transition and grow from its start-up days on the East Coast to its current leadership role as a mainstay of the Silicon Valley. Amy is responsible for public and investor relations, plays an active role as a member of the International Test Steering Committee, and serves as marketing chair of the annual IEEE Test Vision 2020 Workshop.

 

Customer Champion Chair

Cindy Biefnes

Director of Operations, Advantest America Sales Team
Advantest America

Cindy has worked in the ATE industry since 1997. She began her career with Hewlett-Packard supporting the semiconductor test sales team as a contract specialist. She has held various positions at HP, Agilent, Verigy and Advantest including order management, system relocations coordinator, and operations manager for the Americas Customer Business Center. Cindy is currently Director of Operations for the Advantest America sales team.

 

Workshop Chair

Jeff Brenner

Principal Consultant
Advantest America

Jeff graduated with a degree in electrical engineering from the University of Texas at San Antonio. He has over 20 years of experience spanning multiple domains of semiconductor test and a wide variety of device types. Jeff is a Principal Consultant in the Advantest Center of Expertise (COE) primarily focused on test solutions for wireless devices.

Yasunori "Gutch" Yamaguchi

Amy Gold

Cindy Biefnes

Jeff Brenner

 

Operations Chair

Junko Nakaya

Global Events Program Manager
Advantest America

For the past 20+ years, Junko served as a global event manager at Cascade Microtech and FormFactor, managing worldwide tradeshows, user group conferences and global sales training programs. She also has hands-on experience with product launch activities and brand integration/transition projects through company acquisitions. Junko is currently the trade show program manager on the Global Marketing Communications team at Advantest America.

 

Sponsorship Chair

Cassandra Koenig

Manager Marketing Communications
Advantest Europe

Cassandra has 25 years’ experience working in marketing communications for the semiconductor industry. She is currently responsible for pan-European and Israel marketing for Advantest, having also worked in different marketing positions for Verigy, Agilent Technologies and HP in the Netherlands and Silicon Valley. Cassandra has sat on industry boards for the annual International Test Conference and SEMI’s Advanced Packaging Conference, in addition to presenting as an expert guest speaker for SEMI’s trade show training web series. She graduated with honors from Clark University with one year at the University of Trier, Germany.

 

Marketing Chair

Hira Hassan

Global Marketing Communications Intern
Advantest America

Hira graduated with a bachelor’s degree from the University of the Pacific. As a member of Advantest’s Global Marketing Communications team, she leads Advantest's social media marketing initiative and supports global branding activities like industry conferences. She is skilled in graphic design and has interests in digital marketing communications. Hira enjoys discovering new music, traveling and playing board games with her friends.

 

Marketing and Operations Co-Chair

Tamanna Khan

Program Support
Advantest America

Tamanna graduated from UCLA with a bachelor's degree in political science. Shortly after graduation, she found her passion for social media and dedicated her time to learning more about digital marketing. She enjoys creating content, studying data analytics, and developing effective marketing strategies that will improve engagement for businesses. As a new member of the Advantest family, she intends to use her expertise to support the Global MarCom team and help increase performance.

Junko Nakaya

Cassandra Koenig

Hira Hassan

Tamanna Khan

To contact the VOICE Committee, email: mktgcomms@advantest.com

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