The leading semiconductor equipment supplier Applied Materials has added chip-design and cloud computing expert Rani Borkar to its Board of Directors effective Dec. 14. Rani Borkar held responsible tech positions at IBM and Intel. Now she currently holds the position of Corporate Vice President, Azure Hardware Systems and Infrastructure at Microsoft. Before Rani left Intel where she had worked for 27 years, she held corporate vice president and general manager position of the product development group heading processor and SOC development.
“Rani is a well-respected technology leader and product visionary, and we look forward to her contributions as we drive growth and build long-term shareholder value for Applied Materials,” said Tom Iannotti, Chairman of the Board of Applied Materials. “Her experience in chip design and cloud computing provide valuable insights as Applied looks to expand its ecosystem engagements from materials to systems.”
Rani Borkar is a member of the board for the Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA), whose other board members includes heads of world's leading semiconductor companies.
She migrated to US from India after completing bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in physics from the University of Mumbai, India. She also holds master’s degree in electrical engineering from the Oregon Graduate Center and a Executive Program in Leadership (LEAD) certificate from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.