Executive Team

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Mustafa Pinarbasi

Mustafa Pinarbasi is a pioneer, innovator and technical leader in thin film technology, magnetic materials and spintronic devices. Before joining Spin Memory (previously Spin Transfer Technologies) in 2013, Dr. Pinarbasi was a CTO and SVP of Technology Development at SoloPower, Advanced Technology Department Manager at Hitachi GST and Distinguished Engineer at IBM. He spent the [...]

2020-02-26T15:14:25-08:00June 13th, 2018|

Andrew Walker

With more than 30 years of experience, Dr. Walker is widely known as a proven leader in the semiconductor industry, providing expert guidance specifically in the 3-D Flash memory technology segment. Dr. Walker has been particularly focused on 3-D Flash memory since 2000 and founded Schiltron Corporation to investigate and develop new 3-D memory technology. [...]

2020-01-08T15:06:35-08:00June 13th, 2018|

Jeff Lewis

Jeff Lewis joins Spin Memory as Senior Vice President of Business Development, bringing extensive experience in the semiconductor IP and EDA industries, focusing on licensing technologies in the memory sector. Most recently, Lewis was Senior Vice President of Business Development and Marketing at SuVolta, Inc., where he directed the company’s licensing, and customer and market [...]

2019-03-13T15:05:08-07:00June 13th, 2018|

Amitay Levi

Amitay Levi brings to Spin Memory more than 35 years semiconductor industry experience in advanced technology development of non-volatile memory. Prior to joining the company, Amitay spent several years at Crocus Technology as the Vice President of Technology Development, working on the development of TAS MRAM technology at TowerJazz and IBM. Before that, Amitay was [...]

2019-08-21T15:59:47-07:00June 13th, 2018|

Les Crudele

Les Crudele brings over 50 years of proven leadership and business management experience to his role at Spin Memory, with a lengthy track record of success in integrated circuit development and large-scale systems. Crudele’s career includes various executive and technical leadership roles. Highlights include positions as Vice President and General Manager of Motorola Semiconductor’s PowerPC [...]

2021-03-16T13:55:55-07:00June 13th, 2018|

Tom Sparkman

Tom Sparkman has nearly 35 years of experience across medical, automotive, semiconductor and wireless technologies. His extensive leadership roles include CEO of Samplify Systems, a startup delivering mixed-signal semiconductor and ultrasound solutions, where he raised over $25 million in capital. Additional career highlights include 19 years at various executive positions at Maxim Integrated Products, General [...]

2018-09-04T21:46:36-07:00June 13th, 2018|