Laura Oliphant Ph.D.
Investment Director, Investment Manager, and Director, Intel Capital
Dr. Laura Oliphant serves as an Investment Manager, Investment Director and Director at Intel Capital.
Dr. Oliphant joined Intel Capital in 2001 and focuses on investments in semiconductor process control including metrology, test, and automation semiconductor capital equipment and materials. Her general interests include semiconductor capital equipment, semiconductor process control and automation, test, integratable components, flexible electronics, and authentication technology.
She served at Intel as a Process Engineer since 1991, where she developed a lithography technology which is used in Intel’s mobile processors, and in the Technology Development group, Dr. Oliphant also served as a Yield Engineer. Her role was to manage tool selection activities for the metrology and lab areas, in coordination with the major equipment suppliers.
Prior to this, Dr. Oliphant was one of the key coordinators for Intel’s transition to the 300 mm wafer size. As part of this project, Laura managed the selection activities for about 20% of the fab tools, which required her to interact with the key executives of the major equipment suppliers.
In 2000, she served as the Industry Co-Chair at the SEMATECH Metrology and Yield Management Tools Program Advisory Group. Dr. Oliphant also played key roles in the Year 2000 transition and in the management of major suppliers to Intel.
She serves as a Director and Board Observer of Crossing Automation Inc. She is Intel’s observer to the board of directors for Oasys Design Systems, and Persimmon Technologies. Dr. Oliphant is a Board Observer for Crossing Automation, Xradia, and Advanced Inquiry Systems.
In 2006, she was given the Intel Achievement Award for the strategic impact of her investing activities.
In 2008, Dr. Oliphant was a judge for the finals of the Berkeley Business Plan Competition.
She holds a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley and a B.E. from Manhattan College.
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Oliphant, Laura [MC1983]
[JR: She used to be a Jasper Jottings subscriber.]
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