Dr Fusen Chen was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) on October 31, 2016. He was also elected to the Board of Directors of K&S on October 3, 2016.
Dr Chen joins K&S from Mattson Technology, Inc. where he was the President and CEO. Under his leadership, the company turned around years of losses to generate significant revenue growth and achieved sustained profitability.
Dr Chen previously served as an Executive Vice President at Novellus Systems, with the responsibility for all semiconductor business units. Prior to this position, he was the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Novellus, with the responsibility for defining the company's technology strategy and direction. As the CTO, Fusen was Novellus' primary executive interface with customers in Asia.
Prior to Novellus, Dr Chen spent 10 years at Applied Materials, most recently as the Group Vice President and General Manager for the company's Copper Physical Vapor Deposition and Interconnect Product Business Group. Before joining Applied Materials, he worked at LSI Logic and SGS-Thomson Microelectronics.
Dr Chen earned his Ph.D. degree in Materials Science and Engineering from the State University of New York and a B.S. degree in Materials Science and Engineering from the Tsing Hua University (Hsinchu, Taiwan).