David Joined Lam Research in June 2016 and is currently Senior Director, Strategic Marketing in the Customer Support Business Group. In his professional career, David has accrued more than 20 years of experience in the Semiconductor Capital Equipment and research instrumentation sectors with STS, SPTS and Oxford Instruments. Focused on new technology development, he has a strong process background in plasma etch and deposition for optoelectronics, photonics, MEMS, Power and RF Electronics, as well as advanced chip packaging technologies. Building on this technical knowledge, David has a proven track record in developing strategic business partnerships; specializing in new technology developments and introduction of enabling process capabilities to leading semiconductor fabs worldwide. David gained a B.Eng and PhD in Materials Engineering from Swansea University. His PhD thesis was in the field of organic semiconductors for electronic and optoelectronic applications.