Two additions to the Board

The University welcomed two new members to its Board of Trustees last fall.

Michael R. Splinter—president and CEO of Applied Materials Inc.

Michael R. Splinter

Engineer Mike Splinter has been in the semiconductor industry for three decades. Appointed to his current position at Applied Materials five years ago, he worked previously at Intel Corporation and got his start at Rockwell International, where he was awarded two patents. He’s a member of the Technology CEO Council, high-tech business leaders who review new U.S. federal public policy, and chairs the board of directors for the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, a team working to improve housing, transportation, environmental quality, and other issues affecting the region’s workers.

Kapil Nanda—founder, chairman, and CEO of Infogain

Kapil Nanda

In 1990 Kapil Nanda started the business consulting firm Infogain, offering customer relations software and offshore development assistance. An engineer and businessman with degrees from Punjab University, University of Kansas, and the University of Southern California, Nanda broadened the company’s reach internationally from its headquarters in Los Gatos to include locations in India, China, and England. —LT

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