Dr. Gene Meieran is an Intel Fellow working on advanced manufacturing strategy development in Intel’s Technology Manufacturing Group. He has responsibility for introducing advanced technologies and applications into Intel’s component manufacturing facilities to help improve manufacturing performance. Dr. Meieran jointed Intel Corporation in 1973 as Manager of Package Development, with responsibility for developing new lines of plastic and hermetic packages for the emerging memory and microprocessor product lines. For several years, he was responsible for all of the Far-East and Caribbean assembly plant quality and reliability functions. In 1985, he was appointed as Intel Fellow, the second in the company’s history. Dr. Meieran founded and has been an active participant in the Electronic Materials Symposium, which sponsors an annual meeting to discuss materials and processing technology for the industry. He is a member of the Intel Research Council and the Intel Academic Relations Council, and was Intel’s representative to the Semiconductor Research Corporation Factory Sciences Board. He has received two Intel Achievement Awards for his contributions to Intel.