David W. Price, KLA-Tencor- Biography

David Price, Ph.D.
Director of Technical Marketing, Global Customer Services
KLA-Tencor

David W. Price is the Director of Technical Marketing within KLA-Tencor’s Global Customer Services organization.

Dr. Price started his career in semiconductors 15 years ago as an applications engineer for KLA-Tencor in Austin. 

Since then, he has held a number of product and program management positions within the wafer inspection and corporate
marketing organizations.  

In 2003, Dr. Price developed the KLA-Tencor Inspection Strategy Benchmarking program. This service is regularly used by most
semiconductor fabs world wide to assess and improve their process control strategies.

He holds a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and has published over 30 papers in the
fields of wafer inspection, dielectric heating, and thermodynamics.

He lives in Austin with his wife and daughter.