Industry Veteran to Lead Semiconductor Development Services Company

SVTC Technologies, a leading independent company providing development and commercialization services for silicon-based technologies, today announced that Joseph R. Bronson has become Chief Executive Officer. Bronson has more than two decades of experience in the semiconductor industry.

“SVTC has proven capabilities and an excellent platform for providing value to a number of high-tech industries. SVTC allows customers to reduce their development cost, speed time-to-market, and avoid costly capital outlays, a value proposition which resonates more strongly today than ever,” said Bronson. “Leading product innovators in the semiconductor and solar markets from around the world rely on the outsourced process development and analytical services that SVTC provides. I look forward to working with SVTC’s customers, partners and employees to continue the growth of this great franchise.”

Bronson joins SVTC from Sanmina-SCI Corp., a Fortune 500 electronics contract manufacturer, where he was President and Chief Operating Officer. Previously, Bronson has served as Chief Financial Officer of Applied Materials, where he also held a number of other senior level general management positions over twenty years. Bronson was also co-CEO of FormFactor, Inc., the leader in advanced wafer probe cards for testing integrated circuits.

“Joe brings a wealth of industry experience, a network of relationships, and an intuitive understanding of the needs of the customers that SVTC serves,” said Bill Pade, a Partner at Oak Hill Capital. “We look forward to working with Joe and the SVTC team to continue to build SVTC’s leading position.”

Bronson currently serves on the board of directors for Maxim Integrated Products in Sunnyvale, Calif., and Jacobs Engineering Group in Pasadena, Calif. He is also the Chair of the Leavey School of Business Advisory Board at Santa Clara University. He received a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Connecticut School of Business and a B.A. from Fairfield University, in Fairfield, Conn.

Dave Bergeron, former CEO of SVTC, will become the company’s Chief Technology Officer (CTO), and will focus on the company’s technical products and services offerings including business development.

SVTC speeds the development and commercialization of innovative silicon-based technologies and products, cost-effectively and in an IP-secure manner. Through facilities in San Jose, Calif., and Austin, Texas, SVTC serves customers in rapidly growing markets such as novel memory, novel transistors, logic, MEMS, biotechnology, image sensors and high-voltage applications. SVTC offers a suite of leading-edge equipment and services, including full-scale 8-inch and 12-inch process capabilities, advanced CMOS equipment, development support tools and commercialization services for rapidly growing markets such as MEMS/MOEMS, photovoltaics, biotech, novel memory and high-voltage applications. SVTC is co-owned by Oak Hill Capital Management and Tallwood Venture Capital along with management. More information can be found at

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