FREMONT, CA--(Marketwire - Mar 19, 2013) - DCG Systems, Inc. today announced that it has appointed Ronen Benzion to President of DCG Systems. Ronen will assume the position of President for Dr. Israel Niv, who will continue to serve as Chief Executive Officer. In their respective roles, Mr. Benzion will be expanding products into Inspection and Metrology along with continuing to lead the existing three Product Groups, Field Operations and US Manufacturing Operations, while Dr. Niv will focus on identifying new business opportunities and expanding DCG markets to further grow the company.
"We are pleased to welcome Ronen, whose extensive leadership and management expertise is a significant addition to our executive team. His solid background in Semiconductors Inspection and Metrology, running large successful business operations for Applied Materials, and his proven experience in forging strong customer relationships will be critical in expanding DCG reach within the markets we serve," said Dr. Niv, CEO, DCG Systems. "We are confident that Ronen will be able to leverage his skills, experience, and significant domain expertise in semiconductors process control to spearhead new opportunities that will enable us to achieve new levels of performance and growth."
"I am incredibly energized to help lead DCG to its next phase of innovation," said Mr. Benzion, President, DCG Systems. "This past year brought great developments for DCG, and 2013 looks even more promising. I look forward to working with DCG's customers, the executive management team and our employees to ensure our continued and mutual success."
Prior to joining DCG, Mr. Benzion served as Corporate Vice President, President of Applied Materials Israel, and General Manager of the Process Diagnostics and Control (PDC) business unit at Applied Materials Inc. He was responsible for overseeing operations, including maximizing profit, establishing innovative and world-class quality product, growing company share in the mask and wafer inspection markets and creating solutions that enhanced the company's overall performance in the metrology and inspection markets. He led that business unit to record results growing market-share, revenue and profitability.
In addition, Mr. Benzion was responsible for business development, government relations, community affairs and academia relations in Israel. Mr. Benzion joined Applied Materials in 1997 following the company's acquisition of Opal, Inc., and was promoted up through various positions of increasing responsibility in product development and management. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from Tel-Aviv University.
About DCG Systems
DCG Systems, Inc., a privately held company headquartered in Fremont, California, is the industry's leading supplier of semiconductor diagnostic, characterization and defect localization solutions. With more than 1200 systems deployed worldwide, DCG Systems delivers the most comprehensive and advanced systems available to enhance the yield and efficiency of today's micro-fabrication technologies. DCG's solutions include: circuit edit (CE); circuit analysis; electrical failure analysis; thermal failure analysis; and nanoprobing characterization. All of DCG's solutions leverage its patented NEXS™ software suite for unrivaled CAD navigational capabilities.
DCG Systems has offices in the U.S., Japan, Taiwan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Israel, the Netherlands and Germany. For more information about DCG Systems, visit www.dcgsystems.com.