Hall of Fame 2019
Ben J Sloan is native of Western N.C. His Ph.D. research focused on semiconductor device theory including the effects of compressive stress in silicon and germanium. After moving to Dallas, he became a Member of the Technical Staff of Texas Instruments. Dr. Sloan’s research interests included electron beam direct imaging and processes for bipolar devices having high gain at low current. He holds 12 US semiconductor related patents.
Sloan remained at TI for 24 years with assignments to include Director of the Semiconductor Research and Development Laboratory, senior management in the Defense Systems Group where he led a 1000 employee organization devoted to the design and manufacture of custom Integrated circuits for military applications. He then returned to the Semiconductor Group as a Vice President and manager of the Process Automation Center. During his employment at TI, Sloan was also a member of the Executive Technical Advisory Board of Sematech and was Chair of the Industrial Advisory Board of the NC State Engineering Research Center on Advanced Electronic Materials Processing (Masnari).
Sloan left TI in 1992 to start a new business in microlithography for FSI International. That business grew to about $150M in annual revenue in less than 5 years with market share worldwide. Sloan became the COO of all at FSI until he retired in 2001.
In retirement, Dr.Sloan has served on the BOD of Elgar Electronics, as a certified mentor at Startech Early Ventures and as a consultant for several S/C equipment companies.