DCG Systems

August 16, 2011 16:00 ET

DCG Systems Appoints Paul Sakamoto Vice President and General Manager of Lab Business Group

FREMONT, CA--(Marketwire - Aug 16, 2011) - DCG Systems, the leading provider of semiconductor debug and characterization solutions, today announced the appointment of Paul Sakamoto as Vice President and General Manager of Labs Business Group. Mr. Sakamoto brings over 30 years of experience in the semiconductor and semiconductor equipment industry. He has had a number of notable roles including serving as President and CEO at Inovys Corporation, the structural ATE Company acquired by Verigy in 2008. In his new role, Paul will be responsible for all three lab-product lines, including the Circuit Analysis, Circuit Edit and nano-Instruments divisions.

"Paul joins DCG Systems with strong semiconductor technology and engineering experience as well as a broad background in product development and product line management," said Dr. Israel Niv, DCG Systems CEO. "We welcome his experience and leadership as we continue our growth in the semiconductor debug and characterization markets while accelerating our support for innovation in the industry."

"I've had some great experiences helping grow the Memory Test division at Credence to high volumes helping Inovys to become a recognized leader in electronic defect location and failure analysis and had the satisfaction of seeing DFT Microsystems go from an idea to a suite of advanced time measurement instruments," said Mr. Sakamoto. "I'm looking forward to making sure DCG Systems realizes its potential as the focal point for advanced yield enhancement through superior physical defect location and analysis in the low nanometer zone."

Previously, Paul has held a variety of roles including President and CEO of DFT Microsystems, Inc., CEO at Inovys Corporation, Vice President, General Manager of the Memory Products Division at Credence Systems Corporation, and various sales and engineering positions including Vice President of Sales at MCT (Micro Component Technology), Director of Sales at Megatest Corporation and Product Engineering Manager at Intel Corporation.

Paul received his Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Oregon State University. He subsequently has received an Academy of Distinguished Engineers award in 2010 from his Alma Mater. He is also an active volunteer committee member at the Computer History Museum and an awards committee member at SEMI.

About DCG Systems
DCG Systems, Inc., a privately held company headquartered in Fremont, California, is the leading provider of semiconductor debug and characterization solutions for the semiconductor industry. With operations in the U.S., Japan, Taiwan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Israel and Germany, DCG delivers competitive cost and performance advantages to integrated device manufacturers (IDMs), wafer foundries and fabless chip companies worldwide. DCG Systems is comprised of the former Schlumberger/NPTest Probe Systems division, Optonics, Inc., Hypervision, Inc., Zyvex Instruments, LLC, and Thermosensorik GmbH, with an installed base of over 950 systems worldwide. For more information please visit

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