sp3 Diamond Technologies Enhances Wafer Scale Diamond

sp3 Diamond Technologies Enhances Wafer Scale Diamond Capabilities;
Names Dr. Mario M. Pelella VP of Engineering 
SANTA CLARA, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/13/12 --  To support the
growing adoption of diamond in electronics, sp3 Diamond Technologies,
Inc. (sp3), a leading supplier of diamond products, deposition
equipment and services, today announced the appointment of Mario M.
Pelella, Ph.D., as vice president of engineering. In this role, he
will lead the Technology and Process Solutions group, with
responsibility for the development and technical success of all of
sp3's semiconductor and MEMS-related diamond products and solutions.
At the same time, the company announced that co-founder and chief
technology officer (CTO) Jerry Zimmer has been named CTO Emeritus and
will remain actively engaged with sp3. 
"Diamond is truly entering the mainstream as a material that can
solve a number of current bottlenecks in semiconductor and MEMS
manufacturing, thereby improving device performance," said Dwain
Aidala, president and CEO of sp3 Diamond Technologies. "In light of
the rapidly increasing adoption of diamond, Mario's experience and
ability to drive innovative technology solutions will strengthen
sp3's ability to effectively address market requirements. His
extensive experience in the semiconductor industry makes him an ideal
fit for our organization." 
Dr. Pelella brings a strong background in solid-state device physics,
design and modeling, and characterization to sp3's multi-faceted
engineering department. He is skilled in the fundamentals and of
bulk-Si and silicon-on-insulator (SOI) MOS transistor and passive
device technologies, high-voltage LDMOS design, bipolar device
design, ESD protection and arcing and charging related yield issues.  
Most recently, Dr. Pelella served as the director of technology
solutions at SVTC Technologies where he was responsible for
developing SVTC's technology roadmap for the semiconductor, aerospace
and defense, MEMS, life science, photonic and energy industries.
Prior to that, he held positions with tau-Metrix, Advanced Micro
Devices (AMD) and IBM. 
Dr. Pelella earned his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the
University of Florida and BSEE and MSEE degrees from Clarkson
University. He holds over 50 US patents and 15 worldwide patents and
is the author of more than 60 publications, including three that
earned Best Paper awards. 
sp3 Diamond Technologies, Inc.  
sp3 Diamond Technologies is a global leader in polycrystalline CVD
diamond products and services. The company's fundamental
understanding of the unique properties of diamond allows it to bring
to market a wide variety of CVD diamond technologies for an
increasing number of applications. sp3 is also the leading
manufacturer of hot filament CVD diamond reactors. Committed to
expanding the commercial reach of CVD diamond, sp3 provides
innovative, cost-effective CVD diamond products, solutions and
services to its customers. 
For more information about the company, please visit
Company Contact: 
Dwain Aidala 
sp3 Diamond Technologies, Inc. 
t: 1-408-492-0630
e: daidala@sp3inc.com  
Press Contact:
Amy Smith
Impress Labs
t: 1-401-369-9266
e: amy@impresslabs.com