Press Release: R&D Altanova Announces New President Seyed Paransun


SOUTH PLAINFIELD, N.J. – September 8, 2016

R&D Altanova, Inc. (, the leading provider of full turn-key test interface solutions, announced this week that it has appointed Seyed Paransun as President, responsible for worldwide operations as well as overall company P&L. Seyed will also join the R&D Altanova Board as a director.

Seyed has an extensive background in the semiconductor and electronics industry. He is best known for his ability to lead change and transform businesses for increased productivity and profitability. Most recently, Seyed served as Vice President of worldwide back end operations and operations excellence at Atmel Corporation with responsibilities for US and Asia facilities. Prior to Atmel, Seyed was the Vice President and General Manager at NXP, managing the sensors and actuators division with full responsibility for product development, marketing, R&D and divisional P&L. In addition, as Senior Vice President of Test Services at Amkor Technology, Seyed managed Amkor’s test business responsible for sales, marketing, supplier management, and aggregate P&L for all six test factories as well as technology development centers in the U.S. and Asia.

“Seyed comes to the company with over 30 years of semiconductor experience and a successful track record in test and international operations, said James Russell, CEO of R&D Altanova. “I am confident in Seyed’s ability to help lead R&D Altanova into our next phase of growth internationally.”

“I’m honored to join R&D Altanova and have the opportunity to leverage RDA’s decades of technology innovation and expand our differentiated value propositions to the broader market place,” added Seyed. “I look forward to working alongside R&D Altanova’s leaders, talented employees, and loyal partners to push the boundaries, build on our core business, drive profitable growth and embrace operational excellence. Together we will continue to collaborate with our customers and develop new solutions addressing the challenges of finer geometries and higher speeds while supporting aggressive time to market timelines.”

About R&D Altanova, Inc.

Celebrating over forty years of excellence in leading-edge, technology driven, quick-turn PWB manufacturing, R&D Altanova specializes in advanced automated test environment interface boards for the semi-conductor test market. Solutions include the simulation, design, layout, fabrication, and component & mechanical assembly of test interface boards.

With offices in New Jersey, California, Pennsylvania, Arizona, Costa Rica, Southeast Asia, and Taiwan, R&D Altanova is the leading provider of full turn-key test interface solutions to many of the world’s largest integrated device manufacturers, fabless semiconductor companies and semiconductor foundries. Learn more at