Patricia Cotswold, PhD
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Marketing Product Manager, Vacuum Technology and Instruments, May 1992 to July 1994
Producer of vacuum technology, including gas analysis systems, UHV systems, pressure gauges, valves, and fittings.
ESSINGER, INC., Atherton, CA
Hired as applications engineer; promoted to product marketing manager after nine months. Reported directly to CEO.
Collaborated closely with European parent company to market their process monitoring product to semiconductor industry in US and Europe.
Won exclusive, 5-year worldwide contract with large domestic semiconductor manufacturer for all process monitoring equipment on PVD tools used in manufacturing their flagship processor, more than doubling product-line sales over 2-year period.
Outsourced manufacturing of flanges and fittings to domestic firm, reducing costs by 33 percent and increasing market share, thereby doubling bottom line contribution.
Senior Research Scientist, April 1989 to May 1992
Optron offers products for optical switching, infrared imaging and the manufacture of liquid crystal displays (LCDs).
SEE-LUX SYSTEMS, Palo Alto, CA
Served as program manager for video projection, display, and camera development, including laser- based applications. Led small team of engineers in developing new optical signal processing technology.
Co-invented e-MLM light modulator used in infrared scene projection and large-screen displays.
Obtained external funding for product-development programs under DOD and NSF.
Authored two patents on electron beam-addressed spatial light modulators.
EDUCATION PhD in Physics, Experimental Solid-State, University of California, Berkeley, CA, 1988
Bachelor of Science in Physics with High Honors, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, 1983
Earned Sigma Xi award for Outstanding Undergraduate Research
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