Edward J. Brown, Jr.

Edward J. Brown, Jr., Director

Edward Brown, Jr. has served as a director on the Nanometrics Board of Directors since February 2013. From May 2013 until September 2015, Mr. Brown was the Chief Executive Officer of Cymer Light Source, following the merger of Cymer, Inc. with ASML Holding Ltd., prior to which Mr. Brown served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Cymer, Inc. from September 2005 until May 2013. From 1984 to 2005, Mr. Brown was employed at Applied Materials, Inc., where he held numerous high-level management positions including group vice president and senior advisor to the president, group vice president Worldwide Business Operation, vice president and general manager of the Intel business unit, as well as managing director heading up Etch and CVD product divisions Global Operations. Prior to Applied Materials Inc., Mr. Brown held key engineering positions at TRW Corporation and Burroughs Corporation. Mr. Brown currently serves as a director of Astrodyne TDI, SDSU Campanile Foundation and a UCSD Dean of Jacobs School of Engineering Advisor Emiritus. Mr. Brown received a master’s degree in business administration from National University and a bachelor’s degree in industrial studies from San Diego State University.