Tom Sonderman — HoF: If any single person can be credited with preparing our industry for COVID-19, it has to be Tom. His pioneering leadership in developing the first functional wafer fab AI decision-making system dates back 20-some-odd years ago, when most fabs were running on spreadsheets. This technology enabled the industry to keep fabs functioning in the wake of the pandemic.
More recently, he's been leading a team that’s saving American specialty semiconductor manufacturing. SkyWater has done nothing but grow since it was spun out of Cypress, as they’ve gone after a broad swath of advanced technologies.