Meenu Sarin - A Brief Profile
A self-motivated professional with vast experience in the semiconductor industry. A career spanning over more than two and a half decades and traversing across various geographies and aspects of the semiconductor eco-system including Design & management, Program Management, Technical Marketing,Technology & Market Intelligence.

Consulting services offered include Training & Talent development, Market and Technology Intelligence/Research & Analysis, Program Management & Solution Consulting

Selected Achievements

Mainly across 3 key dimensions

  • Business and Talent Development
    • Introduction of competitive technology market intelligence insights into new research programs selection process – for a strong local economic impact. Done for different domains including but not limited to semiconductor
    • Responsible for setting up a strong 30-member design team in Noida. This was the first group to be established in STMicroelectronics design centre in India
    • o Penetrated and developed STMicroelectronic ASIC business in China market with initial multi-million dollar design wins breakthroughs with major local telecom infrastructure companies
    • Built Partnership in Malaysia for repeat training biz
    • Expanded training market pie into adjacencies (biotechnology space) and across platforms (Classroom, Web based, E-Learning) and across geographies (Asia Pacific, US and Brazil)
    • Competitive Market study for client in vision inspection systems in the semiconductor domain that helped overseas client to develop its market strategy for Asia Pacific
    • Leverage of digital media: e-Newsletter, contributing articles and insights in industry publications, blog on semiconductor trends

  • Program Management
    • Managed STM ASIC programs across domains, cross silos, cross geographies & cultures, customer acquisition and customer management
    • Managed multi-million gate design programs ensuring Just in Time and First Time Silicon Success. These programs were critical not only because of the technical challenges but also due to a globally dispersed team from across Europe, Singapore, India and China
    • Conducted customized Program Management training for client in Brazil - Solution consulting

  • Industry Advocacy
    • Founding & Executive member of Singapore Semiconductor Industry Association (SSIA) Initiatives: Thought Leadership events, speaker, moderate panel discussions, Mentorship program, industry-govt. dialogue
    • Chair and Moderator in SEMICON Southeast Asia annual Technology Innovation Forum track
    • Articles/insights for industry publications

Core Strengths

  • Techno-commercial mindset with a 360 degree holistic view that enables market driven solutions and incubate new initiatives across disciplines, coupled by contextual intelligence
  • Industry outreach and advocacy
  • Extensive domain know-how in semiconductor ecosystem
  • Effective Program Management, Cross geographies/culture/domains/silos experience
  • Efficient end-to-end liaising with diverse relevant arms within an organization and interface with the customer. This includes areas from marketing, technical design, product engineering, planning and qualification.
  • Team Leading and effective delegation leading to higher productivity at work and a continuous development of the team
  • Organizational ability: the ability to optimally mobilize available resources, a keen eye for detail and a passion for perfection in self and others
  • Strong inter-personal skills

Professional Experience

  • Science and Engineering Research Council/A*STAR : Program Consultant, Singapore (2015 to present)
  • VLSI Consultancy: Consultant, Sole Proprietor - Singapore, Australia (2003 onwards)
  • STMicroelectronics - Singapore, India, Italy (1989-2002)
  • Taylor Instruments - India (1988)
  • Social Media Profile
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