Maleville has held key management positions and been a major technology and operations contributor within the Soitec Group for more than a decade.

Reporting to Paul Boudre, chief operating officer of the Soitec Group, Piliszczuk is chartered with focusing on revenue growth and will play a prominent role in driving customers collaborations in the US, Asia and Europe. Worldwide sales and field application support teams report to him.

Reporting to Piliszczuk, Christophe Maleville, who has been with Soitec since its inception in 1993, has been promoted to vice-president, sales, Asia to drive the company’s business in the region in close collaboration with the local teams in Japan, Taiwan, Singapore and China. Maleville will also be responsible for developing strategic industry partnerships in the Far East region.

“With their extensive technology expertise, leadership and demonstrated commitment to customers, Thomas and Christophe will be driving collaborations and customers satisfaction,” said Paul Boudre. “They have the depth of experience to ensure that our worldwide and Asia sales teams continue to deliver substrate solutions tailored to our customers’ evolving design needs and manufacturing requirements.”

Before joining the Soitec Group, Thomas Piliszczuk was with KLA-Tencor, where most recently he was in charge of customer alliances and worldwide strategy, engaged in high-level customer relationships. During his tenure there, Piliszczuk also managed European operations, where he successfully implemented partnership and collaboration programs to achieve company growth objectives and develop new business opportunities. Thomas Piliszczuk received his Ph.D in Elementary Optics from the Ruprecht-Karls-Universitat Heildelberg in Germany and an electrical engineering degree from the Gdansk Polytechnic University in Poland.

Christophe Maleville joined Soitec shortly after the company’s founding. He was a key member to the team collaborating with CEA-Leti on the early development and industrialization of the Smart Cut process and its application to volume production of SOI wafers. For the last several years, he has managed new SOI process developments and has overseen SOI technology transfer from R&D to production and customer qualification. More recently, he held the position of vice-president, SOI Products Platform at Soitec, working closely with key customers worldwide in order to ensure alignment of the company’s product roadmap with industry needs. Maleville has authored or co-authored more than 30 papers on SOI material manufacturing and metrology. He holds close to 20 patents, many that have contributed to enhancing the quality of SOI wafers and others that have enabled the high-volume fabrication of the most advanced generations of SOI and other engineered substrates. Maleville holds a Ph.D. in Microelectronics from the Institut Polytechnique de Grenoble (INPG).