Ralph Leftwich

In the CTO role with Amorphyx, Ralph Leftwich sets the company's R&D methodology while mentoring the company's thin film chemistry team.  Over his 27-year career as a developer and leader of next-generation technologies for Intel, Ralph was a key contributor to Intel's growth from also-ran memory vendor to the dominant manufacturer and technology company in the semiconductor industry.

Ralph led lithography development for 11 years at Intel before retiring in 2005.  His previous 15 years were spent in manufacturing with Intel, playing a key role in maintaining Moore's Law for the semiconductor industry leader.  Throughout his Intel career Ralph was recognized as one of the company's leading technologists and R&D managers.  Today Ralph is a volunteer at Harrison Park School in SE Portland - where among other tasks he coaches the chess team and sits on the school's Advisory Board - and is a member of the Oregon Angel Fund.

Ralph holds the BA in Chemistry from the University of California-San Diego, and the MBA from Pepperdine University.