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    Donis Flagello named CEO of Nikon Research Corp. of America

    16 May 2014

    photo of Donis Flagello SPIE Fellow Donis Flagello, a leading expert in photolithography and the former symposium chair of SPIE Advanced Lithography, has assumed the role of president, CEO, and COO of Nikon Research Corp. of America (NRCA), succeeding Thomas Novak, who has retired from the company.

    Flagello has been an NRCA Fellow for the past five years. He has over 30 years of experience in the semiconductor industry, encompassing manufacturing, development, and research.

    He has authored over 50 papers on photolithography, physical optics, imaging, and modeling, and holds two dozen patents.

    "Donis Flagello will be an exceptional leader for NRCA," Novak said. "He is extremely well-known and respected within the industry and has the experience and broad-based knowledge required to drive NRCA," he added.

    Flagello has a PhD in optical science from the University of Arizona and chaired SPIE Advanced Lithography from 2009 until 2012. He has served on the SPIE Board of Directors and the SPIE Publications Committee and other SPIE committees.