Technical Talk Series


“Demystifying Product and Test Engineering in the Semiconductor Industry”

13th November 2013, 2.00 pm – 4.00 pm

Dewan Kuliah 2, Faculty of Engineering, UPM

We are pleased o invite all to TI-UPM technichal talk series entitled ‘Demystifying Product and Test Engineering in Semiconductor Industry’ at DK2, Faculty of Engineering, UPM. Mr Benjamin K. Sarpong, Director of HVAL Analog Engineering Operations, who is also a Senior Memeber Technical Staff from TexasInstrument Inc, Dallas, TX, will deliver the talk.


Demystifying Product and Test Engineering in the Semiconductor Industry

The product and test engineering functions in the semiconductor industry work in concert during the new product development process (NPD). Both of these critical engineering roles are typically derived from electrical engineering (EE) graduates. These roles are complementary and closely co‐ordinate their activities to yield a successful product. The Test Engineering (TE) role is primarily focused on activities to develop complex test hardware and software to successfully characterize products and screen out defective parts from production run. The Product Engineering (PE) role typically focuses on developing an understanding of the entire semiconductor development flow and processes. The skill sets developed by Product and Test Engineers affords these engineering roles great insight and impact on new technologies released to the market to enable the next generation of high tech products.

Biodata of speaker:
Benjamin Kwame Sarpong

Benjamin is a 14‐years TI veteran. He is currently Director, HVAL Analog Engineering Operations. He was previously, Technical Talent Development Manager in the TI Staffing & Development Team where he worked with internal and external experts to develop analog engineering technical curriculum for TI employees worldwide. Ben has also worked as a Systems & Applications Engineer in Battery Management Solutions (BMS) working on Automotive Battery management Solutions. Ben also served as the Engineering Operations Manager for the US HDD Servo Business Unit within HVAL’s Storage Products Group (SPG) where he managed a Team of Product, Test & Characterization Engineers. He holds an MBA Degree from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas, Austin, a BSEE and MSEE degrees from The University of Virginia. Ben is a Senior Member Technical Staff (SMTS) At Texas Instruments, Inc, and holds a patent and several TI Manufacturer Incentive Awards.


IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Malaysia Chapter
IEEE Student Branch Universiti Putra Malaysia





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