Applied Materials Appoints Chief Technology Officer

Dr. Omkaram (Om) Nalamasu was promoted to chief technology officer (CTO) and will provide critical insight to further enhance Applied’s technology leadership in the industries it serves.

Prior to this promotion, Dr. Nalamasu was deputy CTO and general manager, Advanced Technologies group. He has extensive experience in fostering innovation at global corporations, research universities and world-class R&D laboratories.

Dr. Nalamasu is a recognized expert in materials science and technology. As deputy CTO, he successfully led the company’s innovation efforts through funding and incubation of long-term R&D/product development investments; global research investments in academia and consortia and new business venture capital investments into start-ups; as well as through value-added partnerships with customers, supply chain partners and government funding agencies.

Dr. Mark Pinto, Applied’s CTO since 2004, will remain executive vice president and general manager for the company’s Energy and Environmental Solutions (EES) and Display groups.

For additional details regarding this announcement read the press release.

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