Industry Heavyweight Brought in to Head Up Manufacturing & Operations at Pragmatic Semiconductor

14 November 2023

Specialist in ultra-low cost flexible ICs for use in IoT and healthcare, Pragmatic Semiconductor has just recruited seasoned semiconductor professional Shane Geary.

Drawing upon many years of relevant experience, Geary will serve as the Cambridge-headquartered company’s SVP for Manufacturing & Operations. He has strong leadership experience and a highly successful track record. Prior to joining Pragmatic, he had been VP of Manufacturing Operations & Technology at Analog Devices - having worked for the company for nearly 30 years (on both sides of the Atlantic). 

“We are thrilled to have a leader of Shane’s calibre join the Pragmatic team. His expertise in process technology, manufacturing and operations and his demonstrated track record of execution will be key to ensuring our continued success in scaling the business across our new 300mm wafer production lines in Durham, UK, to meet customer demand,” states David Moore, Pragmatic’s CEO.  

“I am delighted to be joining Pragmatic at such an exciting time for the business. I look forward to working with David and the rest of the executive team at Pragmatic to help the company realise the significant opportunity ahead for its flexible integrated circuits,” Geary adds. “Having spent all my career in the semiconductor industry I am genuinely excited by the disruptive potential of Pragmatic’s innovative technology.”

Geary has a master's degree in Microelectronic Engineering from University College Cork, plus a master's degree in Applied Statistics from Sheffield Hallam University. In addition, he is currently in the process of finishing his MBA at the University of Warwick.

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