Oded TalChief Executive Officer
Oded Tal co-founded The MAX Group in 1999 and served as the company’s CEO for over 22 years. Under Oded’s leadership, MAX grew to be the leading operations-engineering provider to the semiconductor and compound-semiconductor industries through its international footprint and workforce. While at MAX, Oded held numerous executive roles for clients, helping increase productivity and profitability.
Before joining MAX, Oded held various positions in the semiconductor and automotive industries in the US and Israel. After serving in the Israeli Air Force and teaching aviation-engine maintenance, Oded started his career at Computest Automotive Test Equipment in development and operations management. Oded served on the CS Mantech technical committee and board of directors, as well as on other commercial and NGO entities, and is currently part of the Alpha Motor advisory board.
Barak TulinChief Financial Officer
Barak Tulin is a creative, analytical, and effective executive with over 25 years of experience in financial planning and analysis, performance improvement, turnaround management, transaction services and general management. He is skilled in formulating and executing successful financial- and operational-improvement plans, developing robust and predictive P&L and cash-flow models, providing insightful and actionable financial decision support and working collaboratively with cross-functional stakeholders through varying degrees of transition.
Barak has over 15 years of broad and deep financial- and operational-advisory experience with companies in both healthy and transitional environments. His industry experience includes four years in the U.S. and Latin America finance organization at Unilever, a €53 billion global consumer products manufacturer, as well as five years in general management at startups in the technology and publishing industries.
Arthur LamChief Technologist
Arthur Lam is a veteran of the semiconductor industry with over 30 years of experience. Prior to joining TSI, Arthur was Director of Process Engineering and Foundry Integration at Micrel/Microchip. His team developed and sustained process modules for a variety of internal technologies (Analog, Mix Signal, SiGe, Silicon Resonators) and high volume foundry customer technologies (Thermopile Sensors, Solar Cells, Pressure Sensors, Ink Jet chips). He expanded Micrel’s Foundry business by bringing in MEMS Foundry Technology into the Fab. He was instrumental in defining and implementing a broad toolset to optimize various MEMS development, for both internal and external customers. Working directly with his customers, he fostered a collaborative working environment that resulted in creative solutions to seemingly difficult technical problems.
Arthur has held management and engineering positions in various semiconductor companies: Raytheon, Fairchild, Supertex, Orbit, Teledyne, Siliconix. He has worked in the Module, Device, Integration and Foundry areas as an engineer and a manager. This broad exposure has enabled him to view projects from different perspectives, leading projects into successful completion in a timely and cost effective manner.
Arthur has a bachelor's degree in Physics from UC Berkeley and is an alumni of the MSEE program at Santa Clara University.
Guy NgDirector, Technology Development
For more than 20 years Guy Ng has been building his professional career at this semiconductor manufacturing facility. He started his professional career as a Product Engineer optimizing ASIC devices for performance and yield. Recognized for his strong leadership and drive for continuous learning, he moved on to successfully lead multiple groups within NEC Electronics, Renesas Electronics and now TSI Semiconductors (TSI) including Product, Integration, Test, Device Physics, and Failure Analysis engineering.
In 2008, Guy supported the establishment of the Technology Development Group within TSI. From the ground up he built the Integration, TCAD, Reliability and Device engineering functions within the newly formed department. He has been critical to the development of new technologies for TSI including 0.80um BCD , 0.25um BCD, and 0.18um HV CMOS processes.
As the Director of Technology Development, Guy manages Process Integration, CAD, Reliability, Process / Device TCAD, Layout, and PDK development for TSI.
Guy earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Materials Science and Engineering from UC Berkeley. Outside of work, Guy enjoys travelling, cooking, and spending time with friends and family.
Scott OlsenDirector, Human Resources & Administration
Scott Olsen has led Human Resources efforts in a variety of industries since graduating with his degree in Human Resources from Long Beach State University in 1988. Over the course of his 30 years of professional work experience, he has developed specialized skills in Recruiting, Employee Relations and Training, Benefits, and HR Operations Management. He obtained Professional Certification in 1996 and has practical work experience in the hospitality, engineering, telecommunications and manufacturing sectors. He has been with TSI since 2010 and served the site previously for a period of seven years in the early 1990s.
Scott is a creative, self-driven, solutions-oriented professional with a proven track record of consistent delivery on expectations. He is insightful and articulate with particular strengths in writing, relationship building, streamlining processes, and outside-the-box problem solving.
He has been a resident of Placer County for the past 50 years, and volunteers in a variety of ways that benefit the local community and the world.