Gary Dickerson was named president of Applied Materials, Inc. in June 2012 and appointed chief executive officer and a member of the board of directors in September 2013. Mr. Dickerson is a long-time industry leader with more than 30 years of semiconductor experience and a strong track record of delivering profitable growth and gaining market share while achieving recognition for outstanding customer satisfaction.
He served for seven years as CEO of Varian Semiconductor Equipment Associates, Inc., until its acquisition by Applied Materials in 2011 and spent 18 years at KLA-Tencor Corporation where he held a variety of operations and product development roles before serving as president and chief operating officer. He began his semiconductor career in manufacturing and engineering management at General Motors’ Delco Electronics Division and ATT Technologies.
Mr. Dickerson holds a bachelor of science degree in engineering management from the University of Missouri, Rolla, and an MBA degree from the University of Missouri, Kansas City.
Applied Materials, Inc. is an American corporation that supplies equipment, services and software to enable the manufacture of semiconductor, flat panel display, Glass, WEB and solar (crystalline and thin film) products. The company is headquartered in Santa Clara, California in the Silicon Valley.
Applied Materials creates and commercializes nanomanufacturing technology used in the production of semiconductor (integrated circuit) chips for electronic gear, flat panel displays for computers, smartphones and television, glass coatings for homes and buildings, web (flexible substrate) coatings for industry and photovoltaic solar cells and modules using both thin film and crystalline (wafer or bulk) photovoltaic technology.