Wes Hansford

Director, Silicon Systems

Wes Hansford directs Silicon Systems, home to ISI’s highly successful MOSIS integrated circuit fabrication brokerage. Hansford earned his MS in electrical engineering at the University of Southern California, and worked for semiconductor icons National Semiconductor Corp. and Texas Instruments Inc. before joining MOSIS in 1985.

MOSIS is the first online brokerage for low-cost and low-volume semiconductor chip prototyping and fabrication. MOSIS also offers an educational program that fabricates student chip designs free of charge for universities across the nation. Focus areas are VLSI and MEMS fabrication, e-commerce and design/analysis tools.