Singapore, 24 August 2020 â€“ AEM Holdings Ltd (â€œAEMâ€ or â€œthe Groupâ€), a global leader offering application-specific, intelligent system test and handling solutions, today announced that industry veteran, Samer Kabbani, is joining AEM as its chief technology officer on August 25th , 2020.
In this role, Kabbani will lead the development and organization of AEMâ€™s overall technology strategy, while working closely with the CEO to implement AEMâ€™s strategic objectives and technology advancement.
â€œIt is a privilege for me to be joining the AEM family. I see tremendous opportunity for AEM to create a positive impact and make valuable contribution in semiconductor testing. The companyâ€™s DNA has always been to build and innovate for its customers first, and it is one that I strongly resonate with,â€ said Samer. â€œI look forward to working with the leadership team and everyone at AEM.â€
â€œSamer is a highly successful leader and technology expert,â€ said Chandran Nair, AEM chief executive officer. â€œHe is joining us at an exciting time as we embark on accelerating our growth and delivering application-specific solutions to meet our customerâ€™s application needs. I am confident that Samer will provide invaluable insights and perspectives as we continue our efforts to be the technology leader in the field. We are extremely pleased to welcome Samer on board, and he will make a strong addition to our leadership team.â€
Kabbani brings more than 20 years of experience in the semiconductor capital equipment industry. He has extensive experience leading technology M&A, innovation and product development, business strategies development and implementation, and competitive strategy. Before joining AEM, Kabbani served as Executive Vice President at Advantest and Astronics Test Systems, respectively. In his 14-year tenure at Cohu, Kabbani also served in key senior management roles, including president of Delta Design Systems.
Kabbani is a prolific innovator with more than 20 registered patents in areas of advanced thermal management, photoresist processing, factory automation, and vision alignment and inspection.