22 November 2022
Veeco appoints general manager of KLA’s pattern inspection process control division to board
Epitaxial deposition and process equipment maker Veeco Instruments Inc of Plainview, NY, USA has appointed Lena Nicolaides Ph.D. to its board of directors. The firm says that, in addition to her industry experience and leadership qualities, Nicolaides was identified through a search process in connection with the board’s desire for increased diversity.
Nicolaides serves as senior VP & general manager of a pattern inspection process control division for KLA Corp. At KLA, she has served in a range of executive leadership and general management roles, including roles in technology supply chain. Prior to joining KLA, Nicolaides served as VP of marketing & applications for Therma Wave Inc, which was acquired by KLA in 2007. She has 38 issued US patents in semiconductor and related fields. Nicolaides holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering degree from Rutgers University and, from the University of Toronto, a Masters degree and a Ph.D., both in Mechanical Engineering.
“Dr Nicolaides brings exceptional technology and industry experience to Veeco’s board that includes more than 20 years of leadership experience in semiconductor capital equipment,” comments CEO Bill Miller. “Her appointment is of significant importance as we leverage her industry background and perspective,” he adds. “Lena’s appointment also reflects the board’s continuing interest in increased diversity. I am confident that Lena’s appointment will enhance our board and is in the best interests of our shareholders.”