Timothy L. Olson is founder and CTO of Deca Technologies. He has been a member of the board since the establishment of the company in November 2009. Tim has held a technical advisory board position with Cypress Semiconductor since 1998.
Prior to beginning work on Deca, Tim was previously senior vice president of research and development and emerging technologies at Amkor Technology. During his tenure at Amkor from 2003 to 2009, Tim also managed the business and technology direction of several large product groups.
From 1997 to 2003, Tim led product, development and operations management roles within the equipment and factory control software industries where he was executive vice president of products and operations at Micro Component Technology and vice president of the systems integration division of Fico b.v. During this time, Tim was also chairman of the SEMI International Test Assembly & Packaging committee and annual conference.
Tim began his career in semiconductors at Motorola Semiconductor Products Sector where he worked from 1988 to 1997. Throughout his career, Tim grew from a manufacturing engineering role to leading the creation and implementation of a successful CEO model factory known as PRISM. Working closely with analog design, product and test engineering as well as radio frequency integrated circuits, Tim led the development of several successful packaging and testing technologies serving leading automotive and cellular OEMs.
Tim graduated magna cum laude from the University of North Dakota with bachelor’s degrees in mechanical engineering and engineering management. Tim holds nine issued United States patents relating to packaging, software, equipment, process and design.