In addition to my work in machine design, where I have been able to apply my undergraduate experience in processing, I have been involved in system development mainly in electrical design in broad areas such as board design, unit design, wiring design, DSP, FPGA, and motor control. At present, I am in charge of the development of a next-generation bonding system and I am studying hard every day in efforts to make development machines that will be a game changer in the bonding market. Of course, there are times when development does not proceed according to plan but when a device or unit works exactly as planned, or when it is positively evaluated by customers, I feel a deep sense of fulfillment that is not achievable in everyday life. Times like this remind me of how much I love the work of systems development, and how happy I am to have chosen my current occupation.
My father had a significant influence on my decision to become a development engineer. He had worked as a development engineer in the semiconductor industry, and I was strongly attracted to this industry, which was leading the world. From around the time I was in junior high school, I was already thinking about engineering as my future profession.