Abe Ghanbari

Abe Ghanbari
Vice President Engineering Technology, ONTO Innovation


Dr. Ghanbari, Vice President Engineering Technology at ONTO Innovation, directs development of inspection and yield management systems and technologies for advanced semiconductor packaging.

Prior to ONTO Innovation, Abe was Vice President Technology at Materion Corporation responsible for developing thin film coating and optical filters for the photonics industry.

Abe’s experience includes leading the accelerated development and deployment of more than 50 state-of-the-art capital equipment products that implement leading-edge plasma and thin-film technologies used in semiconductor, optics and solar industries. Abe started his career in R&D at Varian Corporation, followed by a variety of product development and general management roles at Sony, Applied Materials, II-VI Corp. and Semblant. He currently serves on the advisory board of several technology centers, start-ups, and well-established companies. Throughout his career, he has developed technologies, products and processes that provide solutions to meet the needs of customers in emerging markets.
Abe holds a Ph.D. in engineering & applied physics from Cornell University, M.S. in plasma science, and B.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois, M.B.A. from Saint Mary’s College with emphasis in operations and marketing, management. He is a holder of 15 patents.