Michael R. Splinter has been Chief Executive Officer and President of Applied Materials Inc. since April 30, 2003. Mr. Splinter worked for nearly 20 years at Intel. Mr. Splinter has been a Member of the Board of Directors of Applied Materials Inc. since April 30, 2003. Mr. Splinter is a native of Wisconsin and earned both a B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.