Jeff Barnum is a Sr. Director of Technical Programs at KLA-Tencor, working in the customer engagement organization. With 28 years at KLA-Tencor, and over 35 years in the semiconductor industry, Mr. Barnum began his career as a Litho & Etch Process Engineer at Fairchild Semiconductor and Digital Equipment Corp. In 1990, he joined Prometrix as a Field Applications Engineer which later merged with TENCOR Instruments in 1993 and then with KLA Instruments in 1997 to form KLA-Tencor. Always in the field for KT, Jeff has extensive inspection, metrology, technical management and customer engagement experience. In addition, he serves as a Steering Committee Member of SEMI ASMC annual conference and volunteers in the SEMI High Tech U program. Mr. Barnum holds a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from Syracuse University in NY.