Ellie Yieh is corporate vice president for advanced product technology development at Applied Materials, Inc. She is responsible for the technical and operational excellence of the company’s state-of-the-art Maydan Technology Center R&D lab. She works closely with customers and business units to drive advanced product development and technology roadmaps.
Having joined Applied in 1989 as a process engineer in the chemical vapor deposition group, Ellie headed several successful product developments over her 20-plus years with the company. She has held a variety of positions including product unit head of the low k dielectric division and general manager of the gap fill, etch, and dielectric system and modules business units. She has led her teams to deliver significant profitability and market share growth, build strong customer relationships, and develop industry-standard technologies.
In addition, Ellie is the executive sponsor for the Women’s Professional Development Network—Applied’s largest employee resource group with 300+ employees.
Ellie holds more than 90 semiconductor engineering patents and was named among the 2015 Top 50 Most Powerful Women in Technology by the National Diversity Council, and a 2010 Women Worth Watching by Profiles in "Diversity Journal."
She holds a bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.