Our Team

TECHCET is a recognized leading authority in electronics materials market forecasts, supply-chain sustainability, and process/materials technologies trends. Our strength is built from the breadth and depth of our TECHCET Group – subject matter experts having first-hand experience within the electronics industries which they analyze. Most of TECHCET’s analysts have over 25 years of direct experience in their field. TECHCET is committed to the highest standards of integrity and ethics which help us earn and maintain the respect and confidence of our customers, employees, suppliers, and communities. For TECHCET’s Code of Conduct, click here


San Diego, USA
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Lita Shon-Roy – President/CEO and Founder of TECHCET—has worked throughout the semiconductor supply chain at various levels leading strategy, business development, marketing and sales for chip designers, equipment OEMs, and electronics material suppliers for over 30 years. Her experience spans from process development of SRAMs to business development of gases & precursors. She developed new business opportunities for companies such as RASIRC/Matheson Gases, Air Products & Chemicals, and IPEC/Speedfam, and managed marketing and sales in companies such as Air Products/Schumacher, Brooktree/Rockwell, and Hughes Aircraft. Ms. Shon-Roy is considered one of the leading experts in electronic materials market research analysis and business development. She has authored and co-authored 100’s of articles, reports and texts on semiconductor process materials markets, trends, and worldwide supply chain issues. She holds an M.B.A. from California State University, Dominguez Hills, a M.S.E.E. focused on Solid State Physics from the University of Southern California, and a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from UC San Diego. 

Oregon, USA
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Karey Holland, Ph.D. –  Chief Strategist and Co-Founder of TECHCET —has specialized in advanced semiconductor transistor fabrication, including metrology, CMP, ALD & CVD, photolithography, and interconnect technologies for over 30 years. She was CTO of start-up NexPlanar, strategic marketing senior manager at FEI, on the Board of Directors at Nova Measuring Instruments, VP of technology at CMP pad supplier Thomas West, and CTO and VP of process technology at CMP OEM IPEC/SpeedFam-IPEC. Previously, she was manager of manufacturing planning for Motorola’s Microprocessor and Memory Technology Group. Her career began in process engineering at IBM where she managed DUV lithography technology development, and worked on interconnect integration for 4 and 16 Mb DRAMs, which were the first chips in the world to use tungsten plugs and CMP for all interconnect dielectrics. She holds a Ph.D. in analytical chemistry from Pennsylvania State University, a M.S. in analytical chemistry from Purdue University, and a B.A. in chemistry from Albion College.

Oregon, USA
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Diane Scott, Ph.D. – is CMC Director and Director of Business Development at TECHCET. She also maintains expertise in chemical-mechanical planarization (CMP) consumables and technology based on over 20 years of industry experience. Her work experience in CMP includes leadership and innovation at Rodel (now Dow) and NexPlanar (now Cabot Microelectronics), both CMP pad manufactures. She also works in senior technologies at 3M in Texas. She was a co-founder of CMP Solutions LLC, a start-up company providing technical expertise and consulting services in the CMP technology area for semiconductor manufacturing companies. She holds a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, a B.S. in chemical engineering from Clarkson University, and 13 patents.

Utah, USA
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Dan P. Tracy, Ph.D. – is TECHCET’s Sr. Director of Market Research, with a focus on sputtering targets, deposition and packaging materials. He has over 30 years of electronics market analysis experience covering semiconductor packaging, thin films, semiconductor process equipment, and semiconductor materials. He has particular expertise in analyzing dependencies between equipment and materials, and between the front- and back-end of the semiconductor industry, including insights pertaining to LEDs, MEMS, and sensors. Prior to TECHCET he led the Industry Research & Statistics group at SEMI as Sr. Director and worked for Rose Associates covering electronic materials as a Sr. Analyst. Additionally, Dan has a background in packaging engineering from National Semiconductor He holds a Ph.D. in Materials Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, a M.S. in Materials Science & Engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology, and a B.S. in Chemistry from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry.

San Diego, USA
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Bruce Lipisko – Director of Special Projects & Sr. Market Analyst of TECHCET – covers program management and business development consulting. He has extensive semiconductor industry experience in product management, business development and operations management for electronics materials and equipment product lines. He has held multiple leadership positions at companies, including RASIRC/Matheson, Arch Chemicals/Olin, and General Chemicals, as well as start-ups such as OnWafer (KLA-Tencor). He has successfully developed and executed M&A strategies, including due diligence, headed-up product management and business development efforts, and managed chemical & equipment manufacturing operations. These efforts have led to both turn arounds of struggling businesses as well as rapid, profitable growth for early stage companies. A published author, he also holds multiple domestic and international patents. He holds a B.S. in Chemistry and an M.B.A. from Penn State, and an M.S. in Chemistry from the University of Pittsburgh.

Texas, USA
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Kevin McLaughlin, Ph.D. – Senior Business Development Director at TECHCET – covers program management and business development consulting. He joined TECHCET after spending 10 years at SACHEM as Business Director, Electronic Materials where he was responsible for business management, strategic and product marketing in the electronics industry including IC, packaging, panel display, and printed wire board applications. Prior to SACHEM, Kevin worked at ATMI (later purchased by Entegris) as Segment Manager, Surface Preparation Technologies, directing product development and marketing for wet process applications. During an over 25-year tenure in the semiconductor industry, Kevin has also worked in process engineering, account management, and marketing positions with equipment and materials suppliers including STEAG Electronic Systems, Tokyo Electron, Mattson Technology and SCP Global Technologies. Prior to that, Kevin spent eight years in R&D, technical service and marketing positions with Vista Chemical and Alcoa Industrial Chemicals. Kevin holds a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from Purdue University and obtained his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Chemical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.

Dresden, Germany
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Jonas Sundqvist, Ph.D. – Sr. Technology Analyst of TECHCET— covers ALD and CVD precursors and related technologies, and is the co-chair of the Critical Materials Council (CMC) Conference. His over 20 years of work experience includes Group Leader of the Thin-Film Technologies Group at The Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems (IKTS) and of the High-k devices group at Fraunhofer’s Center Nanoelectronic Technologies (CNT), which included 28nm node work for GLOBALFOUNDRIES Fab1. At Infineon Memory Development Centre (MDC) he developed high-k and metal nitride ALD processes, and at Qimonda he was a materials manager focused on the ALD / CVD precursors supply-chain. He is the founder of BALD Engineering, an independent blog and networking platform for ALD. He holds a Ph.D. and a M.S. in inorganic chemistry from Uppsala University, Sweden, a B.S. in electrical and electronics engineering from Lars Kagg, and nine patents.

Texas, USA
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Terry Francis – Director of Technology & Sr. Analyst of TECHCET— covers metal chemicals and specialty wet cleans. His work experience includes being CTO, Sr. Director, Technical application expert, process manager and engineering management from companies such as Matheson, Air Products, Applied Materials, Burroughs, NCR, AMI, and National Semiconductor. He has over 40 years of experience in the semiconductor industry and has managed businesses from $2M to over $100M in revenues. In addition, he is experienced in material, chemical, and electrical engineering, as well as the R&D and development programs in the Chemical/OEM/IDM sectors in the microelectronic industry. He holds a M.B.A. from National University, and a B.A. in chemistry from Oregon State University.

Taiwan office
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Kuang-Han Ke – Sr. Technology Analyst of TECHCET — covers quartz and silicon component materials. He has over 20 years of semiconductor industry experience, including systems engineering design of four generations of plasma etch chambers for Applied Materials, leading to an installed base of nearly 10,000 chambers worth more than US$3.5 billion. He troubleshot etch, CVD, PVD, and CMP process equipment, was in charge of the semiconductor equipment and precision machine tools industries in the Ministry of Economic Affairs in Taiwan, and was an expert adviser for the Taiwan “Industry 4.0/Productivity 4.0” national initiative. At SEMI he oversaw industry technology, standards, and market statistics in Taiwan. He taught semiconductor equipment courses at Yuan-Zi University. He has started 5 companies, mentored startup companies, and participated in 2 IPOs in Taiwan. He holds a M.S. in Aeronautics and Astronautics from Stanford University, a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering & Mechanics from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, and more than 10 patents.

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