DAVID S. COCHRAN
1391 Cuernavaca Circulo
Mountain View, California 94040
• Warranty Recovery and Repair Process Implementation Globally across Cultural Boundaries.
• Strategic Manufacturing Technology Consulting and Expert Witness on Intellectual Property.
• Process Compliance to ISO 9000.
Extensive experience in electronic system design and engineering management. In-depth knowledge in fundamentals of physical science facilitates technical problem definition with optimal solutions. Practical use of technical training and acquired skills enable address of entire product life cycle, from developing certified vendors and strategic subcontractors worldwide through integrated manufacturing to achieving quality awards from leading multinational corporations. Licensed Professional Engineer.
• Developed the HP-35, the First Scientific Pocket Calculator; on Exhibit at the Smithsonian.
• Implemented High-Speed Rail Protection System on Bay Area Rapid Transit; Patent Granted.
• Chosen by TIME for American Ingenuity, Bicentennial Issue, July 4, 1976.
• Twenty-one Patents Issued. Life-member IEEE.
SEAGATE TECHNOLOGIES 1990 - 2009
• Manufacturing and Service Engineering Manager
Set up warranty fraud and tamper detection at key collection centers under constant surveillance to ensure recovery yield and repair reliability. Established worldwide support centers and repair facilities in Europe, Mexico and Asia. Organized test engineering to develop processes in support of high capacity disk drive production.
XEBEC COMPANIES 1983 - 1990
• Vice President - Quality, Reliability, and Technology
General Manager of surface mount and thru-hole manufacturing operations, focused on technology of modern manufacturing, equipment and processes. Stabilized magnetic media nickel plating process. Contributed to "intelligent" disk drive and controller development. Established Statistical Process Control programs throughout the Corporation from raw materials through manufacturing processes to on-time customer shipments.
INTEGRATED CIRCUIT ENGINEERING 1980 - 1983
• Vice President and Division General Manager
Provided a consulting presence in Silicon Valley and technology assessment throughout the U.S., Europe and Asia. Principal author of the monthly "ICECAP Report" newsletter.
• Engineering Program Manager
Managed the SOS LSI design center. Headed advanced high performance "super-mini" including RISC computer system development. Led HP's long range CMOS technology strategies for new IC process development, semiconductor facility construction and production start-up. Chief architect for the HP-35, the first scientific pocket calculator. Developed the basic algorithms for solving transcendental functions integral to desktop calculators. Designed electronic printers, optical instruments, digital voltmeters and analog measurement products.
• Master of Science Electrical Engineering; BSEE with Honors
Post graduate studies in advanced logic design and computer circuits.