About Me

Meenu SarinSemiconductor professional, Entrepreneur – Consultant, Trainer, Analyst, Industry Advocate. Generally a fun loving person unless provoked!

A self-motivated professional with vast experience in the semiconductor industry. A career spanning over 25 years and traversing across various geographies and aspects of the semiconductor eco-system including Design & management, Program Management, Technical Marketing, Services including Training & Talent development, Program Management & Solution Consulting, Market and Technology trends research and analysis.

Core Strengths

  • Techno-commercial mindset with a 360 degree holistic view that enables market driven solutions and incubate new initiatives across disciplines
  • Industry outreach and advocacy
  • Extensive domain know-how in semiconductor ecosystem
  • Effective Program Management, Cross geographies/culture/domains/silos experience
  • Efficient end-to-end liaising with diverse relevant arms within an organization and interface with the customer. This includes areas from marketing, technical design, product engineering, planning and qualification.
  • Team Leading and effective delegation leading to higher productivity at work and a continuous development of the team
  • Organizational ability: the ability to optimally mobilize available resources, a keen eye for detail and a passion for perfection in self and others
  • Strong inter-personal skills

Selected Achievements

Business and Talent Development

  • Jointly responsible for setting up a strong 30-member design team in Noida. This was the first group to be established in STMicroelectronics design centre in India
  • Penetrated and developed the then emerging China market with initial multi-million dollar design wins breakthroughs with major local telecom infrastructure companies
  • Built Partnership in Malaysia for repeat training biz
  • Expanded training market pie into adjacencies (biotechnology space) and across platforms (Classroom, Web based, E-Learning) and across geographies (Asia Pacific, US and Brazil
  • Competitive Market study for client in vision inspection systems in the semiconductor domain that helped overseas client to develop its market strategy for Asia Pacific
  • Leverage of digital media – Newsletter, contributing articles and insights in industry publications, blog on semiconductor trends

Program Management

  • Managed multi-million gate design programs ensuring Just in Time and First Time Silicon Success. These programs were critical not only because of the technical challenges but also due to a globally dispersed team from across Europe, Singapore, India and China
  • Conducted customized Program Management training for client in Brazil – Solution consulting

Industry Advocacy

  • Founding & Executive member of Singapore Semiconductor Industry Association (SSIA). Initiatives: Thought Leadership events, speaker, moderate panel discussions, Mentorship program, industry-govt. dialogue
  • Articles/insights for industry publications

Professional Experience

VLSI Consultancy: Consultant, Sole Proprietor – Singapore, Australia (2003 onwards)
STMicroelectronics – Singapore, India, Italy (1989-2002)
Taylor Instruments – India (1988)
You can contact me at meenu@asic-vlsi.com