Raman Achutharaman

Dr. Raman Achutharaman is group vice president and general manager of the Etch and Selective Products Business Unit where his strong technical background and overall industry experience are helping drive the division to success. Additionally, he heads the strategy and marketing group for the Semiconductor Products Group, which includes the Chemistry Center of Excellence. Dr. Achutharaman received his undergraduate degree in metallurgical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai, India and his doctorate in materials science and engineering from the University of Minnesota. He has published more than 20 papers, review articles and book chapters, and holds multiple patents.

Trends Accelerating the Semiconductor Industry in 2021 and Beyond

2020 will be remembered most for the challenges of COVID-19. In the world of technology, it will be remembered for accelerating digital transformations that would have taken many more years to play out. Entering 2021, the dependency between the global economy and semiconductors is greater than it’s ever been. At the same time, the way chips are being made is changing as traditional Moore’s Law scaling slows. Applied Materials is dedicated to driving new ways to help our customers continue to deliver improvements in chip power, performance and cost, in record time.