October 2, 2001 – Peabody, MA – SOITEC, a manufacturer of silicon-on-insulator (SOI) wafers for use in semiconductor manufacturing, today announced the appointment of 25-year industry veteran George Celler to the newly created position of chief scientist. Reporting to Andrew Wittkower, president of SOITEC USA, Celler is tasked with assisting SOITEC’s team, customers and partners with technical and scientific issues and with promoting visibility for the company as it continues its steady ascension.
A former chairman of the IEEE International SOI Conference and an inventor with several patents related to SOI development, Celler brings a wealth of experience to the SOITEC team. “With his broad range of knowledge and expertise, George Celler is the ideal candidate to fill this critical new role in SOITEC’s organization,” noted Wittkower.
Celler’s scareer includes 25 years of technical experience with AT&T Bell Laboratories/Lucent Technologies, much of which involved work with SOI material technology. Just prior to his selection by SOITEC, Celler was a member of technical staff in the High-speed Electronics Department at Lucent spin-off Agere Systems, Murray Hill, N.J.