Tegal Appoints Murali Narasimhan as Vice President -- Marketing
Prior to joining Tegal, Murali Narasimhan was a Senior Director of Strategic Marketing in the Films Metrology Division of KLA-Tencor, a position that he held since 2001, and a Senior Director of Segment Marketing in KLA's Wafer Inspection Division for a year prior to that posting. From 1994 through 2000, Mr. Narasimhan held increasingly responsible positions in product support, process engineering and global product management within various deposition product divisions of Applied Materials including PVD, Integrated Liner Barrier and Cu Barrier-seed and Electroplating. He has also worked previously as a process engineer with SONY-Materials Research Corporation and Plasma-Therm, Inc. Mr. Narasimhan holds M.S. degrees in Engineering Management, Materials Science and Engineering, as well as a B.S. in Metallurgical Engineering. He is an author of numerous publications in the area of Integrated Circuit processing and holds several patents.
“We are very pleased to have been able to attract a person with the exceptional talent, experience and drive that Murali has”
"We are very pleased to have been able to attract a person with the exceptional talent, experience and drive that Murali has," said Thomas Mika, President and CEO of Tegal. "Both KLA and Applied are well-known to be the most disciplined marketing companies in our industry. This is a key appointment for Tegal in an area that is of critical importance for our future direction. We are adding depth and strength to the senior management team at Tegal as our opportunities for significant sales growth continue to unfold."
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Tegal provides process and equipment solutions to leading edge suppliers of advanced semiconductor and nanotechnology devices. Incorporating unique, patented etch and deposition technologies, Tegal's system solutions are backed by over 35 years of advanced development and over 100 patents. Some examples of devices enabled by Tegal technology are energy efficient memories found in portable computers, cellphones, PDAs and RFID applications; megapixel imaging chips used in digital and cellphone cameras; power amplifiers for portable handsets and wireless networking gear; and MEMS devices like accelerometers for automotive airbags, microfluidic control devices for ink jet printers; and laboratory-on-a-chip medical test kits.
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