Alelie Funcell

Founder, CEO, and President


Alelie Funcell, Founder, CEO, and President brings to Renewable Energy Test Center an extensive 28 years experience in the Semiconductor Industry from engineering to senior management positions and 4 years in the Solar Energy Industry. Most recently, she served as Chief Operating Officer and Senior VP of Quality at Solaria, Inc.

At Solaria, she successfully established and led the effort in the product design, development and manufacturing of Solaria's CMT technology. This includes installing a 5 MW pilot line in Fremont and a State-of-the-Art 25 MW automated manufacturing line in Asia within an impressive 2 year period.

Prior to Solaria, she served as Vice President of Supplier Management and Manufacturing Operations for Xilinx, Inc., a $1.6 billion dollar semiconductor company and successfully deployed a fabless manufacturing model. In her more than 10-year tenure at Xilinx, she directed engineering functions in the areas of Semiconductor Packaging R & D, Assembly and Test Manufacturing including Quality, Reliability and Failure Analysis. Prior to Xilinx, she also worked in several semiconductor companies, including Intel, IDT and Silicon Systems.

Alelie has a Bachelor's Degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Santo Tomas, Philippines. She is credited with numerous patents in the Semiconductor Packaging and Solar Industry. She is twice a recipient of the prestigious S.C. Valley YWCA "Tribute to Woman in the Industry" (TWIN) Award in 1994 while at IDT and in 2000 while at Xilinx.