Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Madhusudan V. Atre

"Sun shines on India. The promise of solar energy is bright. We have the technology to equip the solar power industry, the friendly government policies in place, the need for power, and the PM's vision on renewable energy sources. This also enables the platform for a semiconductor manufacturing ecosystem at much less cost."

Dr Madhusudan V. Atre, President, Applied Materials (India), Bangalore

July 29, 1 pm



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Dr. Madhusudan V. Atre is the President of Applied Materials India. In his current role he is responsible for strategy and operations throughout India. Dr. Atre will manage alignment, coordination and execution of all business and operational activities in the region.

With over 22 years of experience in the semiconductor industry Dr. Atre has donned technical, management and leadership roles in various organisations. Dr. Atre most recently served as Vice President and Managing Director of LSI India, part of LSI Corporation. Prior to LSI India, Dr. Atre held high level positions over the past 18 years at Texas Instruments, Lucent Technologies and Agere Systems.

Dr. Atre has played a significant role as a founding Executive Council member of the Indian Semiconductor Association (ISA) and has been nominated as the association’s leader of the Technology Special Interest Group, where he is working to identify and drive key technology initiatives.

Highlights of Dr. Atre’s career include setting up of R&D operations for Lucent (Microelectronics) and Agere Systems in India. He has published more than 20 papers in reputed journals and conferences in various areas of theoretical physics, as well as VLSI testing.

Dr. Atre holds a 5 year integrated M.Sc. degree in physics from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay and Ph.D. in physics from the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore. He has also been associated with reputed organizations like Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) and Defence R&D Organization (DRDO).
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HISTORY
Applied Materials (Nasdaq: AMAT), a global leader in nanomanufacturing technology, established its office in Bangalore, India in June 2002. Applied Materials’ mission in India is to grow and sustain product and software development, Information Technology, and Business Process Solutions capability that delivers high-quality, cost-effective solutions for all business groups in Applied Materials and also provide business and customer support to our growing solar customer base in India.
Applied Materials envisions India as a site for future chip manufacturing fabrication facilities called “fabs”, primarily due to the presence of all the synergistic elements that enable a robust semiconductor industry: a large market for semiconductors, expertise in chip design and a highly educated talent pool. Applied Materials is ready to provide the necessary infrastructure and equipment to support these new fabs when they are created.
FOCUS AREAS
Applied Materials India provides solutions to all Applied Materials business groups to enable faster product development, flexible ebusiness capability, and increased customer support in the areas of:
 Product and Engineering Design
 Engineering Services
 Product Support
 Software Development
 Information Technology
 Business Process Solutions

CORPORATE FAST FACTS
 Chief Executive Officer: Mike Splinter
 Headquarters: Santa Clara
 Global Employee count: 14,500
 Locations: 110 Worldwide Locations
 Highlights: World leader in Nanomanufacturing technology in Semiconductor, Display, Energy and Environment Products
INDIA FAST FACTS
 President: Dr, Madhusudan Atre
 Inception: June 2002
 Employee count: 1500 employees, 500 from these employees comprise managed service engagement with Indian partners
 Locations: Bangalore, New Delhi, Chennai
 Highlights: Excellence Award by STPI in Semiconductor Category
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2007 OVERVIEW
Revenue: $9.73 Billion
Headquartered in Santa Clara, CA, Applied Materials offers the most comprehensive line of systems for processing silicon wafers to support chip production: Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD), Epitaxial and Polysilicon Deposition, Plasma Etching, Ion Implantation, Inspection, Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD), Rapid Thermal Processing (RTP), Electrochemical Plating, Metrology, Chemical Mechanical Planarization (CMP), and Wet Cleaning. Applied Materials designs Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) software for semiconductor manufacturing and manufactures systems to make Flat Panel Displays (FPDs) and Mask Pattern Generation, Etch and Inspection systems.

MEDIA CONTACTS

Shakambhari Thakur
Corporate Affairs
Applied Materials in India
Shakambhari_Thakur@amat.com

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