Glenn Friedman serves as Vice Chair of the IEEE Santa Clara Valley Section. He also chairs the IEEE San Francisco Bay Area Nanotechnology Council, having served in that capacity in 2015, 2017, and 2018.
Glenn is currently the principal technologist and analyst at Gxtec Consulting, where he has created strategies for novel device manufacturing, consulted on materials, processing, foundry relationships, and startup operations.
He has written 100 technical and commercial reviews of SBIR/STTR proposals for National Science Foundation in the areas of: new manufacturing technologies, electronics manufacturing, semiconductor manufacturing; semiconductors, emerging memory devices, integrated circuits, photovoltaics, batteries, MEMS integrated systems, optical & electronic materials, hi-tech medical applications, biomedical nanotechnology, and nano-instrumentation.
Glenn is a veteran of the silicon and compound semiconductor industries. He has held engineering and management positions in wafer fabs and in foundry services providers to the fabless semiconductor sector.
While in wafer fab manager and engineering manager positions he achieved radical yield and operational improvements in both silicon and compound semiconductor wafer fabs.
Glenn’s commercial research and development activities have included phase change memories, interlevel dielectrics, and multilevel interconnects. His academic research focused on high temperature superconducting thin films, and phase change memory effects.
Glenn earned a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering - Applied Physics from the University of California at San Diego with thesis research into high temperature superconducting thin films and substrate barrier layers; while supervising the design and construction of two thin films research laboratories. He also earned a Master of Science in Physics at North Carolina State University where he performed thesis research into high-field transport and discovered phase change Ovonic switching effects in CdTe thin films. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Physics, cum laude, from North Carolina State University.