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Intermolecular’s team has a wide range of interdisciplinary technical, operational, business and management experience. This expertise is complemented by a world-class Board of Directors with a valuable diversity of technology and business executive management experience. Our distinguished Scientific Advisors also share our commitment to redefining Materials discovery and understanding for the semiconductor industry and many other high-tech sectors.

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Dr. Bruce McWilliams is Executive Chairman of Intermolecular, Inc. – the trusted partner for materials innovation. He previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company, leading the change in business model and strategic directions. He has more than 25 years of executive and technical management experience in the semiconductor and electronics industry. Prior to his current leadership role, he was Chief Executive Officer of SuVolta, Inc., a developer of low-power, high-performance technology. He served as Chairman of Tessera Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: TSRA) and was its Chief Executive Officer from 1999 to 2008. During his tenure, the company achieved compounded revenue and operating profit growth exceeding 50% annually which led to Tessera being cited by Business Week Magazine as the Second Hottest Growing Company in America in 2006. In 2005, Bruce received Ernst & Young’s Northern California Entrepreneur of the Year award.

Bruce holds B. S., M. S. and Ph.D. degrees in Physics from Carnegie Mellon University.

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Chris Kramer is President and Chief Executive Officer of Intermolecular, Inc. – the trusted partner for materials innovation. Chris has more than 25 years of experience as a senior technology executive in the semiconductor and materials industry worldwide. He most recently was Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer at Entegris where he was responsible for business development aimed at upgrading the company’s sales and marketing capabilities, yielding improved customer relationships. Chris joined Entegris in 2014 after the acquisition of ATMI. In 2010, Chris was Senior Vice President of Materials Solutions at ATMI, where he was responsible for the company’s ion implant business operations and its gas and liquid storage and delivery systems. He was promoted to manage ATMI’s microelectronics materials business as its General Manager. Prior to ATMI, Chris was Vice President, Global Strategic Account Management, for Tokyo Electron America (TEL), where he was responsible for developing and maximizing strategic business and technology relationships with IBM and their alliance partners.

Chris holds a B.S. degree from the U.S. Naval Academy and served in the U.S. Navy as Surface Warfare Officer for seven years after receiving his degree and commission.

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Dr. Tony Chiang is Chief Technology Officer of Intermolecular, Inc. – the trusted partner for materials innovation. He is responsible for IMI’s technology strategy and direction and core technology and applications development. Prior to joining IMI, Tony was the founder and president of Angstron Systems Inc., a venture-backed ALD start-up company that was acquired by Novellus Systems Inc. in April 2004. Prior to founding Angstron, Tony worked in technology development, program, and account management roles at Applied Materials where he led the development, productization, and qualification of several generations of enabling thin film deposition technologies used in high-volume manufacturing.

Tony holds a B.S. in materials science and engineering from Cornell University and a Ph.D. in materials science and engineering from MIT. He holds >175 issued or pending U.S. patents spanning advanced materials, process, device and device integration technologies, and combinatorial systems and methods.

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Mr. Rick Neely is Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Intermolecular, Inc. – the trusted partner for materials innovation. He has more than 30 years of financial and operations management experience in semiconductor and related industries, as well as start-up and young company environments. Before IMI, he was the chief financial officer of Tessera Technology (TSRA), a publicly held semiconductor intellectual property provider. Prior to working at Tessera, he was the CFO and VP of Supply Chain at Livescribe, a private company that developed an innovative digital writing platform. He was also the chief financial officer at Monolithic Power Systems (MPWR), one of the fastest growing analog power management semiconductor companies.

Rick holds an MBA from the University of Chicago and an undergraduate degree in Economics from Whitman College.

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Dr. Kurt Weiner is Senior Vice President of Products of Intermolecular, Inc. – the trusted partner for materials innovation. He has over 25 years of experience in semiconductor process and equipment development. Focused on new products and markets, Kurt has played a pivotal industry role introducing laser spike annealing for shallow junction formation, combinatorial methods and equipment for accelerated development and integration of advanced materials and in-line electrical inspection to speed yield learning and ramp. Kurt was founder and CEO of Reel Solar. His prior work experience ranges from National Laboratories to established semiconductor capital equipment companies, KLA-Tencor and Ultratech Stepper, to early stage start- ups including Intermolecular and PDF Solutions. A proven innovator, he holds more than 50 patents and has published more than 20 papers spanning process technology, statistical methods and equipment engineering.

Kurt holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from U.C. Berkeley and a  M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.