Chairman of the Board, Applied Materials, Inc., and former CEO (1977-2003). Applied is a global leader in nanotechnology manufacturing solutions for semiconductor, flat panel, and alternative energy products. Co-Chair, Asia-Pacific Council and Trustee, California Chapter of The Nature Conservancy. Vice Chairman, The President's Export Council. Former Co-Chairman, Japan-Western U.S. Association; member of the U.S.-Japan Private Sector Government Commission and Commission on U.S.-Pacific Trade and Investment Policy. Advisor to the Center for Science, Technology, and Society. Honors: Awarded National Medal of Technology by President Clinton; International Citizen of the Year, World Forum of Silicon Valley; National Friendship Award, People’s Republic of China; Global Humanitarian Award, The Tech Museum of Innovation; Global Pioneer Award, Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI); and the Spirit of Silicon Valley Lifetime Achievement Award from the Silicon Valley Leadership Group. Co-authored the book, “Cracking the Japanese Market: Strategies for Success in the New Global Economy”. Holds a BSME and MBA from Cornell University.