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Christopher Norris

Alta Devices
President and CEO

Chris Norris is President and CEO at Alta Devices.  He joined the company in 2008 at its founding when he realized the potential of Alta’s technology to change the way energy is generated from the sun.  Since that time, Alta has raised over $100 million in financing and set world records for both cell and module efficiency based on its flexible solar cell technology. Chris was previously the CEO of MicroDisplay and a Venture Partner at the investment firm Blue Run Ventures.  Before joining Alta, Chris spent much of his career in the semiconductor industry, first at Intel and then later at Cypress. He has seven issued patents, a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and a Master’s degree in Computer Engineering.  He previously served on the board of the SIA. 

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Wednesday, October 24

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