Neil Berglund

Neil Berglund

President, Northwest Technology Group

Since 1993, Dr. Berglund has also been a member of the Sloan Foundation/Sematech – funded research team at the University of California, Berkeley, studying the management practices of the worldwide semiconductor industry.

From 1978 to 1983, Dr. Berglund was Director of Technology Development at Intel. He founded Ateq Corporation, a laser-based lithography company (now Eteq Systems, an Applied Materials company) in 1983.

In 1987, Dr. Berglund became president of Northwest Technology Group, a microelectronics consulting firm now located in Vancouver, Washington.

Elected a Fellow of the IEEE for contributions to MOS device technology, Dr. Berglund has been active in IEEE activities, conferences, and publications for his entire career.

In 1995, he was co-recipient of the BACUS Prize for contributions to photomask technology, and in 2001 was one of the recipients of the SEMI Award for North America, recognizing his role in developing the laser-based mask writing tools used today in the manufacture of over half the industry’s masks and reticles.

Dr. Berglund earned his M.B.A. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.