David Hemker, Lam Research - Biography

David Hemker
Chief Technology Officer
Lam Research

Dr. David Hemker has spent the past 24 years in the semiconductor equipment industry focusing on advanced technology development. He joined Lam Research Corporation in 1998 as vice president of New Product Development and is currently the Chief Technology Officer, responsible for long range research and technology development. Prior to joining Lam, he was vice president of Technology for PMT/Trikon, where he managed research and development, technology, and engineering. He also spent five years in various technology roles at Applied Materials.

Dr. Hemker serves on the advisory boards for the University of California at Berkeley College of Chemistry, the San Jose State School of Engineering, and the Center for Energy Efficient Electronics Science.

He received his doctorate and master’s degrees in chemical engineering from Stanford University and his bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Wisconsin. He holds more than 35 patents and has authored numerous technical publications in the areas of semiconductor processing and thin-film applications.