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MEMS Developer Discera Appoints New Vice President of Operations

Discera, Inc., the leading provider of silicon timing technology, today announced it has named Terry Barrette as Vice President of Operations.

Ms. Barrette has led the development and production of programmable, low power, small footprint semiconductors for mobile and networking markets at companies ranging from Intel and Intersil to LSI Logic and QuickLogic for over 20 years. She has been published multiple times in the IEEE International Reliability Physics Symposium.

Discera builds micro-electrical mechanical systems (MEMS) that use standard silicon processes to provide the heartbeat necessary for nearly all electronics devices. The company’s products deliver a smaller, more reliable, and lower power alternative to traditional quartz technology for computing and consumer electronics products.

“Terry’s rigorous approach to managing all aspects of product engineering and the manufacturing supply chain has led to a consistent record of success,” said Discera CEO Bruce Diamond. “She has exceeded expectations for the advances possible in CMOS semiconductor technology, reducing product lead times by 80% and per unit costs by 85% while increasing on-time delivery rates to 98%.”

Terry Barrette’s extraordinary range of line and management experience includes leading test engineering for four manufacturing shifts and the corporate oversight committee for a public company. She is an expert in Six Sigma and Total Quality Management systems. Ms. Barrette holds patents in semiconductor manufacturing and packaging technology. She received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from San Jose State University.


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