Christopher Constantine

Chris Constantine is a 30+ year semiconductor and plasma science veteran who has worked as a scientist, business unit director, Chief Technology Officer (CTO), and USA group president. Constantine spent 28 years with the Swiss OC Oerlikon organization, starting with Plasma-Therm Inc. in the U.S. (St. Petersburg, FL), and moving through several U.S. and European divisions, creating new semiconductor equipment and processes for advanced CMOS logic devices, mid-infrared (IR) lasers and sensors, as well as being an industry representative for the U.S. Department of Defense/Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuit (MMIC) High Speed Electronics program and advising the industry as a Semiconductor Trade Organization (SEMI) Advisory Committee member. Recently, Constantine has been deeply involved with technology curriculum design and implementing sub-baccalaureate training methods within Florida’s high-tech industries. Constantine is an Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) member, a Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) senior member and was awarded the SPIE Lifetime Achievement Award for Advances in Plasma Science and Photolithography.