Corporate Vice President
General Manager, ALD Products
Semiconductor Products Group
Hari Ponnekanti is corporate vice president and general manager of ALD Products. He joined Applied in 1994 and has had engineering, product development and general management responsibilities in CVD, PVD and ALD in Semiconductor and Solar products. He was one of the original inventors of the successful Producer (CVD) and Charger (PVD) products and helped lead their global development and productization. In 2011, he was named an Applied Materials Fellow for outstanding technical contributions that have been vital to the company’s success.
Mr. Ponnekanti holds a master of science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Houston, Texas.