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Rubicon Technology Appoints Christine Richardson, Ph.D., as Chief Technology Officer

By Business Wire News   


Rubicon Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:RBCN), a leading provider of sapphire substrates and products to the LED, semiconductor, and optical industries, today announced the appointment of Christine Richardson, Ph.D., as Chief Technology Officer. Dr. Richardson will take responsibility for the ongoing development of Rubicon’s technology platforms and will lead research and development activities.

Christine Richardson, Chief Technology Officer (Photo: Business Wire)

Christine Richardson, Chief Technology Officer (Photo: Business Wire)

Dr. Richardson has over 15 years of senior technology leadership experience and was formerly Vice President, Crystal Growth Systems Development and Engineering for GT Advanced Technologies. Her earlier experience includes leading photovoltaic technology development for GTAT; Senior Director of Advanced Process Development for Evergreen Solar; and process development engineering for Advanced Micro Devices. Dr. Richardson has her Ph.D. in Applied Physics from the California Institute of Technology, M.S. degrees in Applied Physics and Materials Science and Engineering from Harvard University and Stanford University respectively, and a B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from Johns Hopkins University.

Bill Weissman, CEO of Rubicon, said, “We are delighted to welcome Christine Richardson to Rubicon as a member of our leadership team. Technology is the heart of everything we do – it’s the key to reducing product costs, maintaining our quality leadership, and developing industry-changing new sapphire products. Christine’s proven leadership skills and deep technical knowledge will help us optimize our current technology and accelerate the introduction of new products.”

Rubicon’s R&D efforts are focused on innovative sapphire crystal growth technologies, including very large-area, thick sapphire windows for aerospace, defense and other industrial and optical applications and lower cost sapphire approaches to producing faceplates for consumer electronics such as smart phones and tablets.

About Rubicon Technology

Rubicon Technology, Inc. is a vertically integrated advanced electronic materials provider specializing in monocrystalline sapphire for applications in light-emitting diodes (LEDs), optical systems and specialty electronic devices. Rubicon has an unmatched technology platform and expertise extending from the preparation of raw aluminum oxide through sapphire crystal growth and fabrication to large-diameter polished sapphire wafers and patterned sapphire substrates (PSS), enabling Rubicon to supply custom sapphire products with superior quality and precision. Rubicon is ISO 9001 certified and ITAR registered.

Further information is available at

Rubicon Technology, Inc.
Dee Johnson, 847-457-3426
Vice President, Investor Relations


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