Mike Chudzik, Ph.D.

Dr. Chudzik is a Vice President of Technology at Applied Materials. He manages teams of device integrators, process and device engineers and program managers to execute on large scale device fabrication projects. Prior to Applied Materials, Mike was at IBM for 14 years where he led teams in the R&D of advanced semiconductor process integration. He received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering at Northwestern University.

Not All Semiconductor Innovation Occurs at the Leading Edge

As everyday products like phones and cars get smarter, they demand more silicon, much of which is not leading-edge logic and memory. Applied Materials’ ICAPS group was formed to solve the unique design and manufacturing challenges of devices built using process nodes that are no longer found at the leading edge. In this blog I outline why devices in this segment are experiencing a renaissance of innovation.