Prize Recipient

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Mark Pinto
Applied Materials


"For seminal contributions to the physics of semiconductor devices and computation models and algorithms for device simulation, and for visionary leadership of global semiconductor, display, and solar industries."


Dr Mark Pinto is currently an Executive Vice President at Applied Materials and General Manager of the Energy and Environmental Solutions business. While serving as Applied’s CTO, Dr Pinto initiated efforts to extend nanomanufacturing technologies into clean energy applications, achieving $2B of annual revenue and becoming the number one supplier to the solar PV industry. He also led Applied’s flat panel display business as it scaled thin film equipment to Gen 8.5 (>5m2) substrates, enabling volume manufacturing of LCD HDTVs. Previously Dr Pinto spent 19 years with Bell Laboratories and later the Lucent Microelectronics group where he served in research, development and business management roles involving IC and optoelectronics technologies. Dr Pinto received Bachelors degrees from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a Masters and PhD from Stanford University where he developed a semiconductor device simulator that served as the basis for standard industry CAD tools for over 20 years. He was named to Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People in Business in 2010 and was elected a Bell Labs Fellow, a Fellow of the IEEE, a member of the National Academy of Engineering and the recipient of the 2008 IEEE JJ Ebers Award for contributions to semiconductor technology.

Selection Committee:

James Hollenhorst, Chair; G. Meisner; T. Venkatesan; R. Doering; J.B. Hannon