We’d like to take this opportunity to recognize our VP and General Manager Ben Mendoza who just recently celebrated his 22nd work anniversary here at Golden Altos!
As head of the day-to-day operations at Golden Altos’ manufacturing facility, Ben knows the name and face of each and every person onsite, as well as the integral role that they play within the company. We asked him what he enjoyed most about working here, and he replied, “We work in a very unique and specialized field, and I really love passing along the knowledge that I’ve gained over the years to the next generation of the Golden Altos family. I was extremely happy when we got to partner with local colleges in the STEM Core program and share how our commitment to excellence has helped us to progress in the integrated circuit industry.”
When he’s not overseeing the critical manufacturing of high reliability semiconductors, Ben enjoys gardening with his grandkids and being an active member in his church community. “I believe that I’ve learned to grow a lot in my patience because of my faith” he said, “and because I see my employees as an extension of my family, I want to be able to support them in the areas that they need the most- I want them to be able to come to me for help when they need it.”
Outside of his work at Golden Altos, Ben was recently re-elected as the Chairman of the JEDEC JC-13.2 Microelectronic Devices Committee for his third term. Joining JEDEC in the 1990’s and taking part as a representative of the microelectronics devices section, he brings over 30 years of experience and knowledge from the hi-rel community to this Government Liaison committee. On top of his work with JEDEC, he also participates in various other industry task groups such as the Copper Wire (bonding), Plastic Encapsulated Microcircuits (PEMs) Flow for Space Applications, and the Mission Assurance Improvement Working Group (Counterfeit).
At his time at Golden Altos, Ben is especially proud of being able to see the company acquire and maintain a QML certification for over 20 years and continue to do business as one of the few remaining onshore hermetic assembly houses. “As we see the industry shrinking within the world, it’s imperative for us to transfer the knowledge that we’ve gathered to the next generation” he shared.