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- 2016 – present, Head of Lithography Materials, Global Product Management, EMD Performance Materials, New Jersey, USA
- 2012 – 2015, resident at IMEC in Leuven, Belgium
- 2006 – 2016, R&D Manager, AZ Electronic Materials / EMD Performance Materials, New Jersey, USA
- 2001 – 2006, Research Scientist, Clariant Japan K. K. / AZ Electronic Materials, Shizuoka, Japan
A product manager with extensive experience in lithography materials, Yi Cao spent 15 year in R&D after receiving his Ph.D. in 2001. He has been involved in projects on photoresists, antireflective coatings, shrink materials, double patterning technology, and DSA materials. Yi Cao worked at IMEC in Belgium for three years as an assignee from Merck, leading multiple collaborative projects. He co-authored over 50 publications and held 8 U.S. patents. Yi Cao is currently the Head of Lithography Materials in Global Product Management at Merck Performance Materials, located in New Jersey, USA.