From Shy Student to Semiconductor Success

Apr212011

Rozalia BeicaHave you ever wondered what it would be like to work at the front-lines of the world's leading edge technologies that are changing the way we live?  Applied Materials' Rozalia Beica was profiled in a recent issue of Minority Engineer Magazine, where she reflects on how she stumbled into a career in the semiconductor industry and found her true calling as an award-winning engineer and recognized expert in the field.

 At Applied, Rozalia is responsible for global product management and technical marketing for TSV technology in the Semitool Business Unit.  Below are a few excerpts from her article:

"When I was a student, I never thought I'd end up working in the semiconductor industry," she recalls.  " I didn't know much about it.  I majored in organic chemical technology, which is a major more suitable for chemicals and pharmaceuticals.  After graduation, I went back to my hometown and worked there as a chemical engineer.  It's where I started to become more familiar with plating and depositing metals."

"The semiconductor industry is dynamic.  It gives you so many opportunities.  There are so many technologies you can work on and you can create new ones, too.  Your work could improve and even change the products that we use in our day-to-day life, such as phones, computers, and cameras, to list a few.  We can make them smaller and faster and increase their functionality, which in turn betters our lives.  That's important to me.  If you have the passion and the drive, you will succeed."

"I was surprised to learn how important diversity is for Applied Materials.  I work with people from so many different cultures and believe that it strengthens our company.  Everyone brings different perspectives, ideas, and ways of looking at solving a problem."

To access the full article, visit Minority Engineer's website.