Volume 94 Issue 36 | pp. 27-28 | C&EN Talks With
Issue Date: September 12, 2016

C&EN talks with Peter Trefonas, photolithography innovator

Dow scientist discusses a lifelong romance with chemistry and how it can be used to benefit humanity
Department: Business
Keywords: materials, photolithography, electronics, awards

If Peter Trefonas had pursued an early fascination with computer programming, he might never have played a role in the 67 patents listing him as an inventor—mostly for photolithography chemistry used to fabricate circuitry in computer chips.

As an undergraduate at the University of New Orleans in the late 1970s, “I made some pretty good money” writing and selling computer games, Trefonas says. One, for the early TRS-80 personal computer, was the game “Worm,” in . . .

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