Microsystems Technology Office (MTO)
Dr. Linton Salmon joined DARPA as a program manager in September 2014. His research interests include semiconductor process and design technology and its application to defense systems.
Prior to joining DARPA, Dr. Salmon spent 15 years in executive roles directing development of CMOS technology from the 130nm through the 7nm node at GlobalFoundries, Texas Instruments and Advanced Micro Devices. He focused on development of semiconductor processes, technology enablement and ramping of developed technology into production in 300mm factories globally.
Prior to joining Advanced Micro Devices, Dr. Salmon was vice president for Research and Technology Transfer at Case Western Reserve University, interfacing between faculty and external entities in the commercialization of university-led research. Prior to Case Western, Dr. Salmon was an associate professor of electrical engineering and physics at Brigham Young University (BYU), where his research areas included CMOS processes, micro-battery research, packaging and MEMS. At BYU, Dr. Salmon was the founding director of the Integrated Microelectronics Laboratory and was associate dean for research and graduate studies for the College of Engineering.
While on leave from BYU, Dr. Salmon served at the National Science Foundation as director of the solid state and microstructures program. In addition to steering university MEMS and device research, he drove formation of the National Electronics Manufacturing Initiative and was a member of the steering committee for the first International Technology Road Map for Semiconductors.
Dr. Salmon began his career directing development of III-V materials and processes for defense and commercial applications at Hughes Research Laboratories and Rockwell International.