Dennis Yost was named CEO of Deca Technologies in December 2016. Prior to his appointment, he provided strategy, technology and business development consulting services to multiple clients in the MEMS, sensors and unique semiconductor markets, including Texas Instruments, FormFactor and Innovative Micro Technology. Dennis’ core focus has consistently centered on enhancing engagements and touchpoints with current customers, while driving innovative business development strategies.
From 2007 to 2014, Dennis served as president and CEO of Cavendish Kinetics, a leading provider of RF MEMS components. During his tenure, he led the company’s transformation from a small research organization into a product-based business serving international cell phone manufacturers. At Dennis’ direction, the team took the first manufacturable, packaging-free, reliable RF MEMS components for use in cellphone applications from concept to market.
Dennis’ entry into the semiconductor industry came in 1989 with Texas Instruments. He has held executive and management-level roles with some of the industry’s most renowned companies, including Applied Materials, Novellus Systems and LightPath Technologies.
Dennis earned an MBA from Southern Methodist University. At Texas A&M, he obtained both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in electrical engineering.