Brad Mattson

Founder, Novellus Systems & Mattson Technology

Chairman, Siva Power

Brad Mattson is a renowned entrepreneur from the semiconductor industry. Starting at Applied Materials, he later founded and scaled both Novellus Systems and Mattson Technology. Mattson was a partner at VantagePoint Capital Partners, leading the solar sector and also focusing on lighting, transport and scaling. Mattson served as CEO of Siva Power from 2011 through 2016. He graduated with a BSc in Aeronautical Engineering from San Jose State University and an MBA from Santa Clara University.


In 2005, Mattson was listed as one of the top 50 most influential people in the Semiconductor Industry. He was a finalist for the Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 1998 from Ernst & Young, won the Distinguished Alumni Award from San Jose State University in 1999 and the Founders Award for Innovation and Entrepreneurship from Santa Clara University in 2008. Mattson brings the management experience of taking start-up companies to scale and IPO and the capability of world-class equipment expertise.