Board of Directors

Michael Splinter
Applied Materials

Mike Splinter has been President and CEO of Applied Materials from 2003 to 2013 and Chairman of the Board between 2009 and June 2015. Mike is a 40-year veteran of the semiconductor industry and has led Applied Materials to record revenue and profits during his tenure.

Mike, a recipient of the Robert Noyce Award, serves on the boards of the NASDAQ Group and the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. TSMC. He advises on the boards of a number of small companies and academic organizations like the University of Wisconsin Foundation.

Prior to joining Applied Materials, Mike was an executive at Intel Corporation where he held a number of positions in his 20 years at the company - including Executive Vice President, Director of Sales and Marketing, and General Manager of the technology and manufacturing group. Mike began his career at Rockwell International in the firm’s Electronics Research Center. During his tenure, he became Manager of Semiconductor Fabrication Operations and was awarded two patents.

Author of numerous papers and articles, Mike earned a BS, MS, and honorary PhD in electrical engineering from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.