Dr. Randhir Thakur has re-joined Applied Materials Inc. as senior vice president and general manager of strategic operations, initially helping to lead operations for the company's SunFab Thin Film Line.
Thakur – along with Dr. Mark Pinto, senior vice president, chief technology officer and general manager of Applied's energy and environmental solutions group – will be responsible for executing the company's roadmap to lower the cost per watt of electricity produced from PV modules and to establish the SunFab line as the fastest time-to-volume thin-film PV solution in the market.
Thakur was most recently executive vice president of technology and fab operations at SanDisk Corp. Prior to SanDisk, he worked at Applied Materials for five years in executive roles within semiconductor product groups.
SOURCE: Applied Materials