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Michael Splinter wins Distinguished Alumni Award

Michael Splinter (BSECE ’72, MSECE ’74) has been named among this year’s winners of the Wisconsin Alumni Association’s Distinguished Alumni Award. Currently in its 77th year, the award is the most prestigious the WAA presents. This year, Splinter joins three other UW-Madison alumni in receiving the honor.

Splinter, chair of the board of Silicon Valley company Applied Materials, has spent 40 years working in the semiconductor industry, spearheading major advances in microchip manufacturing both at Applied and in his previous work at Intel. Read more.

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