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Tom Harris

Founder of Optical Research Associates


Harris founded Optical Research Associates in 1963 as an optical engineering services firm, and began the developments that led to optical software programs, first for ORA use and, in the 1970s, for use by others. ORA was acquired by Synopsys in 2010.
Prior to ORA, Harris was with Bell & Howell

Harris has a masters from University of Wisconsin in Madison