Steve Ghanayem is responsible for increasing Applied’s focus on organic and inorganic growth in new and adjacent markets, as well as new business and partnership models. He was previously group vice president and general manager of the Transistor and Interconnect Group, responsible for developing and commercializing products for ion implantation, epi deposition, thermal processes, chemical mechanical planarization, plating and cleans, and metal deposition. From his early days in tungsten chemical vapor deposition and later in chemical mechanical planarization, front end processes, and metal deposition, his teams have consistently succeeded in innovating solutions to customer high-value problems. He earned a B.S. in chemical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.