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Steve Ghanayem

Steve Ghanayem

Senior Vice President
New Markets and Alliances Group

Steve Ghanayem is senior vice president for the New Markets and Alliances Group. In this role, he is responsible for increasing Applied’s focus on organic and inorganic growth in new and adjacent markets, as well as new business and partnership models.

Mr. Ghanayem was previously group vice president and general manager of the Transistor and Interconnect Group, responsible for developing and commercializing innovative products in this high-growth segment to grow the company in the areas of ion implantation, epi deposition, thermal products, chemical mechanical planarization, plating and cleans, and metal deposition.

Mr. Ghanayem has been instrumental in leading various thin film and thermal product developments over his 28 years with the company, including driving gross margin and market share growth, which have generated enormous returns. From his early days in tungsten chemical vapor deposition and later in chemical mechanical planarization, front end products, and metal deposition products, he has successfully led his teams to innovate and execute on what matters to customers.

Mr. Ghanayem earned a bachelor of science degree in Chemical Engineering from the UC Berkeley.