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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Srinivasan “Siva” Sivaram ’85G ’86PhD

Executive Vice President, Silicon Technology & Manufacturing, Western Digital Corporation

Srinivasan “Siva” Sivaram ’85G ’86PhD

Dr. Siva Sivaram is Executive Vice President of Silicon Technology and Manufacturing for Western Digital, responsible for the company’s industry-leading NAND flash memories and other memory and storage technologies.

Under his leadership, SanDisk and Western Digital have created the world’s first cross point 3D memory technology, the world leading 15nm 2D NAND technology, and the industry’s first 64 and 96 layer 3D flash memories.

Sivaram has more than 30 years of experience in semiconductors, 3-D memory architectures, process technology, equipment and materials.

He has held executive positions at Intel and Matrix Semiconductor, and at SanDisk after its acquisition of Matrix. Additionally, he was Founder and CEO of Twin Creeks Technologies, a solar panel and equipment company.

Sivaram was recently appointed to the board of directors of the Global Semiconductor Alliance. He also serves on the board of the America-India Business Council. He has been on the board member of several start-up firms and was entrepreneur-in-residence at Crosslink Capital and XSeed Capital.

Sivaram has published numerous technical papers and a textbook on Chemical Vapor Deposition. He holds several patents in semiconductor and solar technologies.

He holds a doctorate and master’s degree in materials science from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute where he has been elected to its Board of Trustees. Additionally, Sivaram is a Distinguished Alumnus of the National Institute of Technology, Tiruchi, India, with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering.

Srinivasan “Siva” Sivaram ’85G ’86PhD