Member Profile: Matt Milburn

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Felton member Matt Milburn settled into our downtown Satellite for his new ‘non-commute’ job in January 2020. His position in semiconductor equipment manufacturing involves design and invention. He has 4 independent patents and a fifth ‘collaborative’ in the works. Matt’s dad, who is his biggest influence, was an engineer. So, his nature has always been unassembling and reassembling…. Everything….since he was a kid.

Now, with his international company, Hamlin, based in Israel, Matt works in Felton until on-site work with teams is necessary for the test phase of projects. He calls himself a “plumber for the semiconductor manufacturing process”, designing intricacies of systems that safely carry gas, liquid, and vapors through the semiconductor manufacturing process.

After 20+ commuting years to UTC (Ultra Clean Technology Systems) in Hayward, his new ‘remote’ employer became a subsidiary of UTC within 2 years! He chuckles, “They didn’t have to buy the whole company to get me back”. Matt remains a remote worker for Hamlin, and the three hours he gained from not commuting goes to friends, family, hobbies, and quarterly community work. He shares his talents with the Twin Lakes Church as a Saturday mechanic for the ’Mom’s Angels’ program supporting widows and single moms, then provides leadership with their team for the DivorceCare program.

One of Matt’s favorite things about working at Satellite is having access to high-speed fiber-optic internet. It’s a necessity for his job and hard to come by in the Santa Cruz Mountains. The backup generator is also a plus!

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