ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit 2010
Michael R. Splinter

Michael R. Splinter

Chairman of the Board of Directors, President and Chief Executive Officer
Applied Materials, Inc.

Mike Splinter has been president and chief executive officer of Applied Materials since 2003 and chairman of the board of directors since 2009.

Splinter is a 30-year veteran of the semiconductor industry and has led Applied Materials to record revenue and profits during his tenure. Under his leadership, the company is helping drive global adoption of solar power by enabling a true inflection point in the cost-per-watt of solar energy.

Splinter serves on a number of influential business and industry boards, and is currently chairman of the Technology CEO Council (http://www.techceocouncil.org), a group of high-tech CEOs who are helping drive public policies to bolster U.S. competitiveness. He serves on the board of Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI), the board of NASDAQ OMX Group Inc., the board of trustees for Santa Clara University and the board of directors for the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, an organization of California CEOs focused on housing, transportation, and the environment. He is also a member of the Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy, an international forum of business CEOs and chairpersons focused on corporate philanthropy. Internationally, Splinter is a member of the Governor’s Council of the World Economic Forum, and is active in the Forum’s post-Gleneagles environment efforts.

Prior to joining Applied Materials, Splinter was an executive at Intel Corporation where he held a number of positions in his 20 years at the company, including executive vice president and director of Sales and Marketing and executive vice president and general manager of the Technology and Manufacturing Group.

Splinter began his career at Rockwell International in the firm’s Electronics Research Center. During his tenure, he became manager of the company’s Semiconductor Fabrication Operations and was awarded two patents. Author of numerous papers and articles, Splinter earned both bachelor of science and master of science degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

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