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Nahomi Aoto on Forging Successful Global Technology Development Teams

By Rebecca Lewington - 2021-08-04

Nahomi Aoto is highly visible and well respected in the semiconductor industry — as the only woman technical leader from Japan heading a large DRAM technology development team. How visible? Last year, she was nominated for one of the industry’s most prestigious honors, the Global Semiconductor Alliance’s Rising Women of Influence award. She’s also a champion for women in both her personal and professional lives.

Aoto-san’s career has taken her from pure research into silicon surface reactions to semiconductor process development. She has led large multiple-continent technology development teams and now serves as a university ambassador where she encourages up-and-coming talent to choose a career in semiconductors.

I wanted to ask her about her remarkable, ongoing journey and any advice she might have for those who want to follow her path. I found our conversation inspiring, and I hope you will too.

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Rebecca Lewington

Rebecca Lewington

Technology Evangelist, Global Corporate Marketing and Corporate Communications
Rebecca is responsible for telling Micron’s technology story to show how fractally innovative our people are and how we’re enabling the world to harness data to accelerate exploration and discovery. Based in California, she holds a master’s degree in engineering from the University of London and has been granted 15 patents in the field of semiconductor plasma etch manufacturing systems.