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San Diego, CA – February 21, 2023 – Elevate Semiconductor, the go-to designer and manufacturer of ICs for the semiconductor test industry, has welcomed a new addition to its Board of Directors, the renowned industry veteran John Docherty.

Mr. Docherty boasts an impressive 40+ years in the semiconductor industry, including holding key Senior Executive positions at AMD Global Operations and Global Foundries. He has lived and worked in various parts of the world, including Europe, Asia, Canada, and the United States.

Elevate Semiconductor’s CEO, David Kenyon, expressed his excitement about the new board member, saying, “We’re thrilled to have John join our team. With his experience, he will bring a wealth of knowledge and guidance that will help Elevate Semiconductor push further to the forefront of the semiconductor industry.”

Managing Partner of Presidio Investors and Elevate Semiconductor’s Chairman, Chris Puscasiu, added: “We always aim to build world-class boards with deep subject matter expertise. John’s addition is exciting for everyone in the company and will help Elevate continue and accelerate its innovative path.”

On his new appointment, John Docherty stated, “I am delighted to join the board of Elevate Semiconductor. This dynamic industry is fueled by innovation, and I look forward to working alongside my fellow Board members and the Executive team to develop the full potential of the company’s superior products and talent.”

Mr. Docherty was most recently the Chairman of a privately held Singapore automation company. He currently spends his time as a member of the Global ECP advisory group and the UK-based Techworks board while genuinely helping his friends with business problems.

Elevate Semiconductor, founded in 2012, has built a reputation as a “pure play” designer and manufacturer of semiconductors that reduce the cost of testing and increase speed to market. With the addition of John Docherty to its Board of Directors, Elevate Semiconductor is poised for even greater success.

Contact: Tim Bakken
Elevate Semiconductor
Phone: +1 858 451 7240
Web: www.elevatesemi.com


CEO’s COVID-19 Update

Our focus has always been on making our customers successful, by providing the highest quality/highest density test ICs in the industry, as well as the best support. Given the evolving COVID-19 situation, many have asked about ELEVATE’s order fulfillment capabilities, so we wanted to give you an update such that that you may plan accordingly.

ELEVATE has long had a business continuity plan (BCP) in place to handle unforeseeable situations, such as the one we are experiencing with COVID-19. As such, ELEVATE has invested to minimize customer disruptions, holding more inventory than a large public company would, across our product portfolio.

These investments will minimize disruptions, but not completely eliminate them.  We have seen delays in certain areas of the supply chain, but we can assure you that we have product on hand, and on order (well before this situation occurred), to address many of these slowdowns.  New products such as Mystery and Whitney are being produced, tested and packaged now, and work continues on all products currently in development. 

Standard lead time for orders is 8 weeks, but expedited shipping inside of that period is available for a nominal charge.  We ask all customers who are able to provide a forward-looking, non-binding forecast which allows us to better plan our supply and notify you of any issues well in advance. 

The team at ELEVATE is working diligently to continue to support you during this unprecedented time.  If you have specific needs that are not addressed in this update, please contact us directly.  We will continue to keep you updated, as warranted, as the situation evolves.

Best Regards,

David J. Kenyon


Embedded Advisor

Revolutionizing the Semiconductor Test

“Oblivious to every other trade, and master of one.”—This play on the phrase ‘jack of all trades,’ aptly describes ElevATE Semiconductor, a developer of automated test equipment ICs (ATE).

So keyed-in it is on that one trade, the one area of expertise, ElevATE outsources nearly every other organizational function—HR, legal, manufacturing, and finance—just so it can channel all its efforts to the design, sales, support, and quality of its future-ready, multi-faceted ATE product line. “ElevATE is the only solution provider in the semiconductor industry that is dedicated to ATE. We do not dabble in any other businesses, and our customers appreciate our single-point focus to delivering custom-built ATE ICs and solutions,” says David Kenyon, CEO and president, ElevATE. Read more…

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Elevate Awarded ISO 9001:2015

Elevate Semiconductor Awarded ISO 9001:2015 Certification

Elevate Semiconductor is delighted to have been awarded ISO 9001:2015 certification, an internationally recognized standard that ensures Elevate products and services meet the needs of customers through an effective quality management system.

David J. Kenyon, CEO of Elevate states: “We are extremely proud of our ISO Certification as it reflects the commitment we have to producing quality products for our test customers across the globe. We view this is a first step in a journey with our customers of continuous improvement in the ATE and test market.”

A Continuous Improvement Culture

Jim Icuss Vp of Elevate Quality Assurance states: “At Elevate Semiconductor, we strive to excel in all aspects of quality. This spans from our product development process, to our products and our customer service. To accomplish this, we have instituted a continuous improvement process that includes all aspects of our business. The formal ISO certification is the recognition of Elevate Semiconductors commitment to consistent product quality and customer service and our dedication to continuous improvement.”

Relentless Focus on Excellence

ISO-9001-2015-KEYBISO is one of the most rigorous and well-regarded standards in the world. Elevate Semiconductor were audited by DNV-GL, and were presented with their certificate in December 2019.

Jim Icuss: VP of Elevate Quality Assurance

Contact info: Contact: jim.icuss@elevatesemi.com
Organization: Elevate Semiconductor
Company URL: www.elevatesemi.com
Address: 9455 Farnham St #103 San Diego, CA 92123 Phone: +1 858 451 724

Patrick & David

Elevate Leadership Transition and Company Update ​​

In mid August this year, Elevate went through a leadership change.  Patrick Sullivan founder and CEO moved into the CTO role.  In this position, Patrick is well-equipped to set a new technology direction for the company, build out the next 3 year roadmap, and assist in bringing new development tools and methodologies to the company.  David moves from the head of Sales and Marketing into the CEO role, and brings his 20 year business career in sales, finance, operations, and marketing to bear as well as his broader semiconductor industry experience.  Patrick and David are both laser-focused on the same goal – to make Elevate the leading provider of ICs into the ATE market!

David J. Kenyon
Chief Executive Officer
ElevATE Semiconductor
+1 512.284.1898


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