About Bob Graham Award

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About Bob Graham

    Bob Graham embodied all of the qualities vital to succeed in the field of marketing and sales. Beginning his marketing career with Fairchild Semiconductor, he started a revenue rise that eventually took it to the top of the semiconductor industry. As a founder, and the first Vice President of Marketing, of Intel he created the “Intel Delivers” positioning statement that ultimately became a part of the company’s DNA. At Applied Materials, Bob shifted the company’s focus from shipping hardware to delivering solutions. Today this is embodied in their positioning statement, ‘Total Solutions’. In 1986, Bob Graham became President and CEO of Novellus. He rescued the company by doing the unthinkable; shifting the focus from delivering total solutions to a focus on providing the best and most productive hardware. In 1994, VLSI Research rated Novellus as the “Best Semiconductor Equipment Company in the World”.