Rising Woman of Influence: Dr. Linda Somerville

2019 Nominee

Dr. Linda Somerville

Corporate Vice President, Technology Development – Mask and Materials Characterization
Micron Technology, Inc.

Linda Somerville is corporate vice president of Technology Development – Mask and Materials Characterization at Micron Technology.

Dr. Somerville joined Micron in 1995 and has held a variety of increasingly responsible positions. In her current role, she leads a large global team within the Technology Development department. Her responsibilities include photomask technology development and fabrication, materials characterization, business operations, environmental health and safety, university outreach, and data security. This work supports process technology development for Micron’s DRAM, NAND and emerging memory devices. Prior to joining Micron, Dr. Somerville worked at IBM.

Dr. Somerville earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Utah State University and a Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry from Northeastern University in Boston. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard University. Dr. Somerville also serves on the Micron Foundation Board and the Boise State University College of Engineering Industrial Advisory Board.