January 8, 2012 – Cymer has hired Klaus Schuegraf, former exec in Applied Materials’ semiconductor technology group, to lead its EUV engineering and development programs.
"Klaus’ deep industry experience and proven product development track record add significantly to the strength of our EUV management team, especially important as we transition from 3100 pilot sources to the first 3300 production sources," stated Cymer founder/CEO Bob Akins.
Schuegraf previously was corporate VP and CTO for AMAT’s Silicon Systems Group, responsible for overseeing the company’s semiconductor products technology roadmap. Prior to that was VP of technology at SanDisk where he similarly defined and executed their roadmaps for nonvolatile NAND flash and 3D memory. His prior work in product and technology development includes positions at Cypress Semiconductor, Conexant, and Micron Technology.