Dr. Martin Schrems, "Vice President for Technology R&D" joined ams in 2001. Martin’s responsibilities include managing all technology R&D activities including semiconductor process, device development, circuit modeling, DFM as well as ESD/EMC. Moreover Martin coordinates all national and European collaborative funding project activities for the company. He has 20 years’ experience in the semiconductor industry with previous positions held at TOSHIBA Corporation (Japan), Siemens Semiconductors (US), and Infineon (Germany). He holds a PhD degree in Electrical Engineering (1991) and a Master of Science in Physics (1988) both from the Technical University Vienna as well as an Executive MBA from IMADEC University (2006).