Shinichi Kurita is managing director for Systems Engineering and New Product Development for the Display Business Group at Applied Materials, Inc. He oversees all new product development and systems engineering for CVD (Chemical Vapor Deposition).
Mr. Kurita is widely recognized in the display industry as an innovation leader in CVD, with extensive experience in new product development and systems design engineering. During his 20 years in Applied’s Display group, he has held engineering and management positions of increasing responsibility, working on the development of new CVD systems from Gen 2 up to today’s Gen 10, as well as the electron beam tester, and inkjet and laser scriber systems. The products that his team developed have generated over $7 billion in revenue for the company.
Prior to Applied, Mr. Kurita was responsible for mechanical electrical system engineering at Hitachi Ltd. in Japan, where he developed automated plasma welding equipment for gas lines, inspection robots for small diameter pipe lines and gas tanks, and large size induction motors for power plants.
Mr. Kurita has been awarded more than 200 foreign patents and over 60 U.S. patents, including 31 as first inventor and 3 as sole inventor. He has authored numerous papers on welding technology and piping equipment. He holds a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from the Tokyo University of Science.