Dr. Dan Maydan
Dr. Dan Maydan was president of Applied Materials from 1994 to April, 2003 and a Director from 1992 to 2006. Previously, he was executive vice president of the Company, with responsibility for all product lines and new product development. Prior to joining Applied Materials, Dr. Maydan spent 13 years managing new technology development at Bell Laboratories during which time he pioneered laser recording of data on thin-metal films and made significant advances in photolithography and plasma etch technologies. Over the years, Dr. Maydan has received numerous awards and honors for his contributions to the global semiconductor industry. In 1998, he was recognized as an industry pioneer during the 50th anniversary celebration of the semiconductor industry. Dr. Maydan received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Technion, the Israel Institute of Technology, and his Ph.D. in Physics from Edinburgh Scotland.