Prabu G. Raja, Ph.D.
Semiconductor Products Group
Dr. Prabu Raja is senior vice president leading the Semiconductor Products Group at Applied Materials, Inc. In this role, he leads Applied’s semiconductor process equipment businesses and the global field organization.
Dr. Raja was previously group vice president and general manager of the Patterning and Packaging Group, where his strong product focus and customer relationships helped to grow market share across CVD, ALD, Etch and Selective Materials Removal.
Dr. Raja previously also served as corporate vice president and general manager for the Etch, MDP and ALD product groups, where he led his teams to win in key inflections such as metal gate. In June 2010, he was named an Applied Materials Fellow for his outstanding technical contributions.
Dr. Raja began his career at Applied in 1995 in PVD, leading the development of various products including Ionized Metal Plasma Ti/TiN products and the family of Encore Tantalum and Copper products. His work has resulted in wide customer penetration and a dominant PVD market share.
Dr. Raja holds a Ph.D. in plasma physics from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi and continued his research at the University of Iowa. He has numerous patents and publications.