SEMICON West 2015 Speaker


Gary Patton, Ph.D.

Chief Technology Officer and Head of worldwide Research and Development


Dr. Gary Patton joined GLOBALFOUNDRIES’ Senior Leadership Team in July 2015 as the Chief Technology Officer and head of worldwide Research and Development.  He is responsible for GLOBALFOUNDRIES’ semiconductor technology R&D roadmap, operations, and execution. 


Prior to joining GLOBALFOUNDRIES, Dr. Patton was the Vice President of IBM’s Semiconductor Research and Development Center - a position that he held for eight years.  During that time, he was responsible for IBM’s semiconductor R&D roadmap, operations, execution, and technology development alliances, with primary locations in East Fishkill, New York, Burlington, Vermont, Albany Nanotech Research Center in Albany, New York, and Bangalore, India.   He was also a member of the select IBM Corporate Growth & Transformation Team.


Dr. Patton is a well-recognized industry leader in semiconductor technology R&D with over 30 years of semiconductor experience.   During his career at IBM, he has held a broad set of executive and management positions in IBM’s Microelectronics, Storage Technology, and Research Divisions, including positions in technology and product development, manufacturing, and business line management. 


Dr. Patton received his B.S. degree in electrical engineering from UCLA and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Stanford University.  He is a Fellow of the IEEE and a member of the IEEE Nishizawa Medal Awards Committee.   He has co-authored over 70 technical papers and given numerous invited keynote and panel talks at major industry forums on technology and industry issues. 



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