Yann Ducommun

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Yann Ducommun

Work History

Work History
Feb 2007 - Present

Program Manager for Customer Projects



  • Management of a 10 team leaders team
  • Worldwide responsibility for: development, qualification and ramp-up of customized memory module portfolios, incl.: design, test, production, quality assurance and supply chain
  • Planning and controlling of resources, work packages and headcounts
  • Coordination of the technical communication to the end customers and to the top management
  • Interface to the marketing and sales teams in a key account structure
  • Leading of a production site transfer project, incl. responsibility for the customer audit of the new production site
  • Leading of an international project team (USA, Germany, Malaysia)


  • Full qualification and ramp-up of a customized DDR2 memory module portfolio for a leading server OEM. Generated turnover: ~20 Mio Euros / year
  • Development and introduction of a customized DDR3 memory module portfolio for a leading server OEM. Development costs: ~1.2 Mio Euros / Jahr. Planned turnover: ~25 Mio Euros / year
  • Transfer of the product portfolio's production site from Melaka to Senai (Malaysia)
  • Successful customer audit of the new production site in Senai

Continuous education

  • @Risk for Project
  • IPMA Project Manager Training

Motivation for change

  • Company insolvency and wish for new challenges
Apr 2006 - Jan 2007

Staff Engineer & Team Leader



  • Management of a 5 engineers team
  • Worldwide responsibility for product engineering and test of customized memory modules, incl. test engineering, product engineering and failure analysis
  • Accountability for test time reduction, yield and performance optimization
  • Communication interface to the end customer for quality and product engineering and test topics


  • Development and implementation of a customized test concept for DDR2 fully buffered DIMMs
  • Improvement of the Qimonda ranking in the customer's scorecard for the product portfolio's electrical field performance

Motivation for change

  • Internal promotion and wish for new challenges
Apr 2004 - Mar 2006

Engineer & Team Leader

Infineon AG


  • Management of a 3 engineers team
  • Development of customized test concepts and implementation in the production environment
  • Maintenance of test programs at worldwide production sites
  • Electrical failure analysis during product qualification


  • Development and implementation of a customized DDR2 registered DIMM test concept

Continuous education

  • Compact Project Management
  • High Speed Digital Test Techniques
  • Memory Test Systems Applications I

Motivation for change

  • Internal promotion and wish for new challenges
Apr 2002 - Mar 2004

Research Assistant & Project Manager

Walter Schottky Institut, Technische Universität München


  • Leading of several projects on semiconductor nanostructures
  • Direct supervision of doctoral and diploma students
  • Teaching of semciconductor physics courses


  • Development of an optical memory based on semiconductor quantum dots
  • Publication of an article in the scientific journal "Nature"

Motivation for change

  • Wish for industry experience
Apr 1997 - Mar 2002

Research Assistant & Project Manager

Institute for Micro- and Optoelectronics, EPF Lausanne


  • Leading of a research project on semiconductor nanotechnology
  • Collaborations with japanese, israeli and italian universities
  • Teaching of semiconductor physics courses


  • Development of a novel type of semiconductor nanostructures
  • Publication of several articles in leading scientific journals

Motivation for change

  • Wish for international experience


1997 - 2001

Dr. ès Sciences

Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)


  • Low dimensional semiconductor nanostructures
  • Semiconductor epitaxy techniques
  • Electrical and optical characterization techniques
  • Advanced clean room semiconductor processing

Diploma grade

  • Very good




MS Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Project, Access) Lotus Notes @Risk

Multicultural working experience

Extensive working experience in USA, Europe and Asia Flexibility and adaption to different cultures

Semiconductor industry

Product definition, design, test, qualification and production processes Development and implementation of test concepts Application and markets

Semiconductor micro- and optoelectronics

Photolithography, epitaxy Optical, electrical and thermal characterization techniques Analog and digital circuitry Sensors, LEDs, Lasers, photovoltaics

Communication, reporting and presentations

Internal reporting to top management Teaching and schooling Technical and business communication to end customers

R&D Project Management in multinational companies

Product portfolio and lifecycle management Leading of worldwide, interdisciplinary project teams Interfacing to the business teams (marketing and sales) Customer care



  • Native language
  • Fluent oral and writing


  • 7 years living in Germany
  • Fluent oral and writing


  • Main work language
  • 1 year living in the USA
  • Fluent oral and writing


  • Photography and image processing
  • Listening and collecting music
  • Cooking
  • Mountain sports


My extensive technical project management experience ranges from nanotechnology research projects in Swiss and German universities to complex, multi-million development programs in the international semiconductor chip industry. In addition to this, I offer several years practice as a product development engineer.

As a program manager for Qimonda, I lead the development of a customized memory module portfolio, with responsibilities ranging from the discussion of the product specifications, to the full test, qualification and ramp-up of the portfolio. I am the main technical interface to the Marketing and Sales teams, and drive technical, strategic and business discussions with customers. I speak fluently french, english and german and have extensive working experience in Europe, USA and Asia. I therefore feel comfortable in a multicultural environment and am able to lead worldwide, cross-functional teams.


An exciting and challenging position in technical or strategic project management, at the interface between R&D, Marketing and Sales.

Wished work location: Germany (Bayern / Berlin / Brandenburg / Thüringen)


Jul 2007 - Present

IPMA Level C Project Manager Training

Qimonda AG
Feb 2008 - Present

@Risk for Project

Qimonda AG
Jun 2005 - Present

Compact Project Management

Infineon AG
Jun 2005 - Present

High Speed Digital Test Techniques

Infineon AG
May 2004 - Present

Memory Test System Applications I