Michael Yang - Chief Technical Officer
Dr. Michael Yang joined Mattson Technology in July 2016 as Chief Technology Officer & Chief Strategy Officer. With an established track record in semiconductor equipment industry, he brings a unique perspective to Mattson. In his role, Dr. Yang is responsible for overall company product excellence and new business development.
Previously Dr. Yang was Vice President of Business Development in Varian Semiconductor Equipment Associates, with responsibilities in formulating and executing company’s growth strategy. Before joining Varian, he spent more than ten years in Applied Materials from 1997 to 2007 and was recognized for his skills in product innovation. He was instrumental in several successful product launches, including a pilot company program in disruptive technology development.
Dr. Yang received his BS degree from Nanjing University, China, and his Ph.D. in Surface Chemistry from Columbia University. He also conducted research in electron beam lithography, nanostructure fabrication and surface science in Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. He has ~ 50 US patents, ~ 100 international patents, and coauthored over 30 scientific publications.