SMC 18 John Smythe BIO


John Smythe, PhD
Advanced Technology Lead DMTS, Micron Technology

John Smythe is a distinguished member of technical staff at Micron Technology. He has held various process technology positions at Micron since joining in 2002 and now works in Technology Development Engineering. In this role, John leads cross-functional teams that address critical process technology roadmap gaps. He spent the previous 22 years at IBM, Fairchild, National Semiconductor and Zilog working in various aspects of semiconductor process technology, process integration, technology transfer, and mask tooling. John earned a PhD in Materials Science & Engineering from the University of Washington. Dr. Smythe holds over 50 U.S. Patents and serves on advisory boards to Materials Science and Engineering departments at the University of Washington and Boise State University.