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Matthew Thompson

Matthew Thompson

Executive Director
Principal Solar Institute
Austin Texas
Timezone: America/Chicago


Matthew Thompson is a scientist with 23 years experience in semiconductor process development and yield enhancement at Motorola and at Freescale Semiconductor.

At Motorola's Advanced Process Development Laboratory, he developed vertical gate oxidation processes and equipment. In a collaborative research and development project that included Motorola and IBM, he designed Synchrotron x-ray optics for deep submicron lithography, and supported x-ray mask design. The project culminated with a successful fabrication of fully functional memory chips using x-ray lithography. In another industry research project, Matthew worked with Motorola and Lucent Technologies to develop 200 mm mask manufacturing processes for a novel projection electron beam lithography technique. In addition to these advanced lithography research projects, he developed computer algorithms for Complimentary Phase Shift Masks, leading to volume manufacture of products with 50 nm gates using 248 nm imaging tools. At Freescale Semiconductor, he worked to improve profitability and performance by development and deployment of Design for Manufacturability methodology.

Matthew earned a B.S. in Physics at Texas Tech University, and a Ph. D. in Physics at The University of Texas at Austin. He holds seven patents in areas such as electronic design processing, x-ray mirror design, and advanced e-beam lithography, optical photo mask design and microcircuit pre-failure detection.
 

Webinars 
Date & Time (EDT) Title Role
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
7:00am - 7:10am
Lifetime Energy Production™ – A Simple Method for PV Module Comparison Presenter
Thursday, May 29, 2014
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Eighth Grade Explanations: Alternative Energy Presenter
Thursday, May 8, 2014
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Principal Solar Institute PV Module Ratings to Evaluate Lifetime Energy Production Presenter
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
10:00am - 11:00am
You Be the Judge: A Ratings Tool for Selecting the Best Solar Module Presenter
Whitepapers 
Title Role
Bi-Partisan Support Driving Solar Energy Development
Bi-Partisan Support Driving Solar Energy Development Registered
Turning Green into Greener
Turning Green into Greener Registered
Next Generation Vehicles: Addressing Air Quality, Fuel and Efficiency
Next Generation Vehicles: Addressing Air Quality, Fuel and Efficiency Registered
Energy Efficiency & Sustainability in Organic Food Supply
Energy Efficiency & Sustainability in Organic Food Supply Registered
Navigating by the Sun: U.S. Department of Defense Takes Aggressive Lead as Early Adopters of Solar Energy
Navigating by the Sun: U.S. Department of Defense Takes Aggressive Lead as Early Adopters of Solar Energy Registered
Peter Lynch
Webinar Q&A with Peter Lynch: Why Not? The Case for an American Feed-In Tariff Registered
The Road To Change: Electric Vehicles Power the Future for Everyone
The Road To Change: Electric Vehicles Power the Future for Everyone Registered
Solutions for the Texas Energy Shortage
Solutions for the Texas Energy Shortage Registered
Investing in the Power of the Sun - The Capitalist Case for Solar Energy
Investing in the Power of the Sun - The Capitalist Case for Solar Energy Registered
Solar Industry Goes Mainstream: Revolutionary PV Module Rating System Empowers Solar Professionals
Solar Industry Goes Mainstream: Revolutionary PV Module Rating System Empowers Solar Professionals Author
Technological Niches: Concentrated Solar Thermal vs. Photovoltaic Solar
Technological Niches: Concentrated Solar Thermal vs. Photovoltaic Solar Registered
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How to Find the Pot of Gold: Closing the Gap between Solar Developers and Investors Registered
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Webinar Proposal Form Registered
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2014 SPI Poster Registered
Texas and Germany: Energy Twins?
Texas and Germany: Energy Twins? Registered
New PV compared to new coal plants in USA
New PV compared to new coal plants in USA Registered
New PV and Natural Gas Electric Capacity - US
New PV and Natural Gas Electric Capacity - US Registered
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Principal Solar Institute Resource Guide Rate Card Registered
Email signature logo
Email signature logo Registered
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Solar Calculators Registered
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U.S. EIA Forecast for Solar Registered
Suniva Celebrates Six Years as Top PV Registered
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Mineral Issues’ Impact on Solar Energy Development in Texas and Other States Registered
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Introduction to PSI Ratings Registered
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Principal Solar Institute Power Plant Ratings Registered
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