Corporate Vice President Advanced Product Technology Development
Ellie Yieh is corporate vice president for Advanced Product Technology Development at Applied Materials, Inc. She is responsible for the technical excellence of the company’s state-of-the-art Maydan Technology Center R&D lab and works closely with customers and business units to drive advanced product development and technology roadmaps. She is also a board member for Applied Ventures, LLC, the company’s venture capital fund.
Yieh joined Applied in 1989 as a process engineer in the Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD) group and has headed several successful product developments over her 20-plus years with the company. She has held a variety of positions including product unit head of the Low k Dielectric Division and general manager of the Gap Fill, Etch, and Dielectric System and Modules business units. She has led her teams to deliver significant profitability and market share growth, build strong customer relationships, and develop industry standard technologies.
Yieh received a bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley and holds more than 95 semiconductor engineering patents. In 2016 she was inducted into the Women in Technology International (WITI) Hall of Fame for outstanding contributions to scientific and technological communities that improve society and business, and for her commitment to supporting and mentoring women and girls worldwide. She was also named one of the 2015 “Top 50 Most Powerful Women in Technology” by the National Diversity Council, and a 2010 "Women Worth Watching” by Profiles in Diversity Journal magazine.