Michael R. Splinter

Lead Independent Director
Retired Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Applied Materials

Mr. Splinter was elected Lead Independent Director effective January 1, 2023. Mr. Splinter served as Chairman of Nasdaq’s Board from May 2017 to December 2022. He is a business and technology consultant and the co-founder of WISC Partners, a regional technology venture fund. He served as Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of Applied Materials, a leading supplier of semiconductor equipment from 2009 until he retired in June 2015. At Applied Materials, he was also President and CEO. An engineer and technologist, Mr. Splinter is a 40-year veteran of the semiconductor industry. Prior to joining Applied Materials, Mr. Splinter was a long-time executive at Intel Corporation. Mr. Splinter was elected to the National Academy of Engineers in 2017. Mr. Splinter is a member of Meyer Burger Technology’s compensation committee and TSMC’s audit and compensation committees.