Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer
Corporate Technology Development, Lam Research

David Hemker is senior vice president and chief technology officer at Lam Research, where he is responsible for long-range research and technology development. Prior to joining the company in 1998, Dr. Hemker was vice president of Technology for PMT/Trikon, where he managed research and development, technology, and engineering. He also spent five years in various technology roles at Applied Materials. He has spent the past 25 years in the semiconductor equipment industry focusing on advanced technology development, holds more than 35 patents, and has authored numerous technical publications and presentations in the areas of semiconductor processing and thin-film applications. Dr. Hemker received his doctoral and master’s degrees in chemical engineering from Stanford University and his bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Wisconsin.
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Corporate Vice President
General Manager, Metal Deposition Products
Applied Materials, Inc.

Dr. Sundar Ramamurthy is corporate vice president and general manager of the Metal Deposition Products (MDP) Division at Applied Materials, Inc. Prior to this he supported the company’s Front End Products (FEP) division for more than 15 years, most recently serving as general manager. Under his leadership, the company’s product positions grew in these segments by commercializing differentiated technologies.  Prior to general management roles, Dr. Ramamurthy held positions of increasing responsibility in the business unit focused on product development to address customer roadmap requirements. He joined Applied as a new college graduate in 1996.  Dr. Ramamurthy holds a Ph.D. in materials science and engineering from the University of Minnesota and a bachelor of technology degree in metallurgical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University. He has authored and co-authored more than 30 technical papers in peer-reviewed journals and has more than 20 patents granted or pending.

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