Technical Program Manager – Photonics Components

Taipei, Taiwan, Taiwan
Operations and Supply Chain


Weekly Hours: 40
Role Number:200547745
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• New Product Integration and Sustaining / Ramp Set a vision for continuous improvement plans with respect to operations and product quality metric. Set aggressive targets and drive plans to achieve. Be involved in early development to ensure products are manufacturable, and conduct Design for Manufacturability reviews. Build in constant manufacturing design improvement for product quality, factory efficiency and product cost. 
 Approve end to end spec funneling limits to insure high quality parts and no escapes at Module Integrators while maximizing yield at wafer level. Ensure timely test correlation activities and close test gaps between device, module and system. Approve vendor process, process flow, equipment, and testing platforms for new devices. Review and approve manufacturing Control Plans (tests, methods, sample sizes, pass /fail criteria). Ensure cosmetic standards are aligned with Module integrators. Audit and approve device manufacturers for mass production readiness. • Sustaining / Quality Conduct vendor quality audits 
 Plan and implement yield bridges ensuring no test gaps (conduct spec reviews) 
 Review manufacturing flows 
 In mass production, lead resolution of device related quality issues in wafer fab, back-end processing, testing, transit and module integrator. 
 Monitor and report yield, manufacturing metrics (CpK, FMEA etc.). Drive improvement programs as appropriate. 
 Audits to ensure device vendors are conforming to Apple specs and requirements. 
 Drive FACA, Quality Alerts, 8Ds and PCNs by tracking, reporting and closing out issues in a timely manner. 
 Lead the quality relationship between Wafer Fab and Module Integrators. This involves regular face to face reviews, efficient vendor reporting systems and audits. 
 Regularly provide status reporting updates to executives and escalation when needed. 
 • Collaboration with cross-functional teams 
 Work with internal Design, Process, and Supplier Quality Engineers at module 
 Close coordination with device design team, module design team and NPI project managers. 
 Collaborate with reliability engineering and system quality engineers

Minimum Qualifications

Key Qualifications

  • Deep technical expertise with semiconductor background is required. GaAs or general III-V devices experience is a plus.
  • In-depth understanding of wafer Metrology, test (Electrical and Optical), yield, and wafer fabrication processes
  • Familiarity with high volume quality systems and process control
  • Experience with Photonics products - LED’s, VCSELs, Edge Emitters and PD’s is preferable
  • 8+ years of proven experience in Process integration, Product Engineering and Process Engineering
  • Experience in managing vendors/CM’s in High Volume Manufacturing environment
  • Willingness and ability to travel internationally up to 35%

Preferred Qualifications

Education & Experience

Additional Requirements