Dr. Yalin Xiong

Senior vice president and general manager
KLA Corporation

Dr. Yalin Xiong is senior vice president and general manager of KLA Corporation and oversees BBP Wafer Inspection Division and Reticle Products Division (RAPID). Dr. Xiong has been with KLA Corporation for 23 years. In 2008, he was appointed Vice President of Engineering in RAPID division. In 2012, he was appointed General Manager of RAPID division, responsible for all business related to reticle products. In early 2017, his responsibility is expanded to include the General Manager role for BBP Wafer Inspection Division.

Prior to joining KLA, he served as a senior member of technical staff at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (1998 – 2000) and as a senior software engineer with Apple Computer (1996 – 1998).

Dr. Xiong has authored numerous technical papers in academic and industrial conferences and been awarded numerous patents. Dr. Xiong is a graduate from University of Science and Technology of China with a B.S. degree in computer science (1990) and holds Ph.D. in robotics from Carnegie Mellon University (1995).