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Rick Hill

Executive bios

Richard S. Hill

Board of Directors

Richard (Rick) S. Hill currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Tessera Technologies, Inc. and as a member of the Boards of Directors of Arrow Electronics, Inc., and Cabot Microelectronics Corporation. 

He served as Tessera’s Interim Chief Executive Officer from April 2013 until May 2013.  He previously served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Novellus Systems Inc., until its acquisition for more than $3 billion by Lam Research Corporation in June 2012. During his nearly 20 years leading Novellus Systems, Rick grew annual revenues from approximately $60 million to over $1.7 billion. 

Before joining Novellus in 1993, Rick spent 12 years with Tektronix Corporation and also worked in a variety of engineering and management positions with General Electric, Motorola and Hughes Aircraft Company. 

He received a B.S. in Bioengineering from the University of Illinois in Chicago and an M.B.A. from Syracuse University.