Dr. Sundar Ramamurthy is responsible for Applied’s business in wafer-level packaging, specialty semiconductors and epitaxy markets. In his role, Sundar leads an integrated team across the company to fuel growth in some of the fastest growing markets in the semiconductor industry. Over the past two decades, Sundar and his team have delivered profitable growth for the corporation in multiple areas of semiconductor equipment technologies – rapid thermal processing, plasma doping, physical vapor deposition, atomic layer and chemical vapor deposition of thin metal films. He led teams that commercialized 20+ new products to solve critical transistor and interconnect scaling challenges by introducing new materials and interface engineering solutions into volume manufacturing. Sundar holds a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Minnesota. He has more than 30 patents granted or pending. Sundar is also an active mentor with the Miller Center in Santa Clara University for accelerating social enterprises.