Chidi Chidambaram leads the process technology and foundry engineering team that has enabled Qualcomm to lead the fabless industry, bringing leading-edge semiconductor technologies to manufacturing. In 2017, Qualcomm was the first company to ship 10nm technology high-volume products. His team has also enabled the transition of RF devices to finfet and SOI transistors. Previously, he developed silicon technology at Texas Instruments and was instrumental in the first embedded SiGe implementation there for which he was recognized with the Andretti award. He earned his Ph.D. in material science from the Colorado School of Mines, is the author of more than 60 refereed journal publications, and holds more than 60 patents.