Ellie Yieh is corporate vice president for Advanced Product Technology Development at Applied Materials, Inc. She is responsible for the technical and operational excellence of the company’s state-of-the-art Maydan Technology Center R&D lab and works closely with customers and business units to drive advanced product development and technology roadmaps.
Having joined Applied in 1989 as a process engineer in the Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD) group, Ms. Yieh has headed several successful product developments over her 20-plus years with the company. She has held a variety of positions including product unit head of the Low k Dielectric Division and general manager of the Gap Fill, Etch, and Dielectric System and Modules business units. She has led her teams to deliver significant profitability and market share growth, build strong customer relationships, and develop industry standard technologies. In addition, Ms. Yieh is the executive sponsor for the Women’s Professional Development Network, Applied’s largest Employee Resource Group, with over 300 employees.
Ms. Yieh holds more than 90 semiconductor engineering patents and was named among the 2015 “Top 50 Most Powerful Women in Technology” by the National Diversity Council, and a 2010 "Women Worth Watching” by Profiles in Diversity Journal magazine. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.
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