Shiban Tiku is an electrical engineer from Kashmir University, India, an M. Tech. from IIT Kanpur, India, and a PhD in materials science from the University of Southern
California, Los Angeles. Dr. Tiku started work in GaAs ICs at Texas Instruments, Dallas, and has been with the Rockwell Semiconductor Division, from which Skyworks, California, was spun off, for over 20 years, first in process development and then in process engineering and yield engineering, covering design, layout, wafer fabrication, and back-end processing. He has worked on epigrowth, ion implantation, thin-film
deposition, FET- and HBT-type device processing, piezoelectric devices, etc., and is currently in charge of new process/product introduction at Skyworks. He has served on the CS MANTECH technical committee for over 10 years and is now on the executive committee as the university liaison. He has published numerous papers and is the (co)author of 15 patents.