Laura Oliphant is the CEO of Translarity, a semiconductor test startup. Prior to joining Translarity, she was an Investment Director in Intel Capital, where she invested in semiconductor capital equipment, manufacturing robotics, new device, and software as a service (SaaS) companies. As a Corporate Venture Capital investor, Laura brought over $1B in strategic and financial value to Intel through her investments and was awarded Intel’s highest award, the Intel Achievement Award, for her contributions.
Prior to Intel Capital, Laura served as a Supply Chain Program Manager in Intel’s Technology and Manufacturing Group (TMG). She was one of the key coordinators for Intel’s transition to the 300 mm wafer size in their factories, a project which delivered to cost targets, and added over 10 points of gross margin to Intel.
Laura was the co-chairperson of the SEMATECH Metrology and Yield Management Advisory Group, and was part of the International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors (ITRS) committee for yield management technology. Laura is also currently a member of the board of advisors for the UC Berkeley Skydeck Accelerator and has served on the Lawrence Berkeley Lab Innovation Grant Committee.
Laura holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.