Executive Vice President, Silicon Technology & Manufacturing

Western Digital Corporation

Dr. Siva Sivaram is an Executive Vice President at Western Digital, responsible for the company’s industry-leading NAND flash memories and other memory and storage technologies.

Siva has more than 35 years of experience in semiconductor technology and manufacturing. He has held executive positions at Intel, Matrix Semiconductor and at SanDisk after its acquisition of Matrix. Additionally, he was the founder and CEO of Twin Creeks Technologies, a solar panel and equipment company.

Siva serves on the board of directors of the Global Semiconductor Alliance and the US-India Business Council. He has been on the board member of several start-up firms and was entrepreneur-in-residence at Crosslink Capital and XSeed Capital. He also serves on the board of Akshaya Patra, the world’s largest NGO dedicated to feeding school children.

Siva has published numerous technical papers and a textbook on Chemical Vapor Deposition and holds several patents in semiconductor and solar technologies.

He received his doctorate and master’s degrees in Materials Science from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute where he has been elected to its Board of Trustees. Additionally, Siva is a Distinguished Alumnus of the National Institute of Technology, Tiruchi, India, where he received his bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering.