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Santa Clara University, November 1, 2007, Vol. 8, No. 4

Silicon Valley CEOs join Santa Clara University Board of Trustees

Splinter, a 30-year veteran of the semiconductor industry, was named to his present position at Applied Materials Inc. in 2003. An engineer and technologist, he began his career at Rockwell International and was an executive at Intel Corp. for nearly 20 years. He is a key member of the Technology CEO Council, a group of high-tech CEOs that helps drive new U.S. federal public policy, and chairs the board of Silicon Valley Leadership Group. He earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Wisconsin.

“It is an honor to join a prestigious university with such a long history in the heart of Silicon Valley,” said Splinter. “Applied has worked closely with Santa Clara University for many years and I am pleased to be able to participate in its success and the development of our future workforce.”

Nanda founded Infogain, a software and development consulting company, in 1990, following nearly three decades of experience with such industry pioneers as Burroughs, Intel and Altos Computer Systems. He holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Punjab University in India, a master’s degree from the University of Kansas, and an MBA from the University of Southern California. His board affiliations include seats on both private and non-profit organizations.

“I have been impressed with Santa Clara University’s commitment to academic excellence, as well as its focus on compassionate humanism,” said Nanda. “It will be an honor to contribute to the future of the organization.”