David Grant

  • Semiconductors; Physical Sciences

David Grant founded, built and successfully sold two high tech start-up companies. Most recently, David's company, Tamar Technology, developed multiple, sub-micron measurement technologies for the MEMS, semiconductor, disk drive, and flat panel display industries. At Tamar, David served as CEO, until it was bought by Rudolph Technologies in 2013. The measurement sensors developed by Tamar have since been integrated into Rudolph production systems at technology leaders such as Intel, Applied Materials, Freescale and numerous other semiconductor manufacturing facilities. Previously, Mr. Grant founded Sight Systems, a machine vision company, which was acquired by Zygo, a precision optics and instrumentation manufacturer. There he served as Vice President until 1999, when he left to pursue further entrepreneurial ventures including starting Tamar Technology. David Grant received his degree in Physics from UCLA and was a member of UCLA heavyweight crew. Mr. Grant currently works for Rudolph developing new business opportunities and helping to bring new, innovative technologies to market.