Christopher A. Seams

Christopher A. Seams, Chairman

Christopher Seams is the chairman of the board of directors for Onto Innovation and previously served as a director on the Nanometrics board of directors since August 2015. Mr. Seams served as chief executive officer of Deca Technologies from June 2013 to August 2016, where he was responsible for the overall management of the business. Prior to Deca Technologies, Mr. Seams served as executive vice president of sales and marketing at Cypress Semiconductor and held various technical and operational management positions in its manufacturing, development and operations. Prior to joining Cypress in 1990, Mr. Seams worked in process development for Advanced Micro Devices and Philips Research Laboratories. Mr. Seams also serves on the board of directors of Xperi Inc. Mr. Seams earned his bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Texas A&M University and his master's degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. Mr. Seams has a professional certificate in advanced computer security from Stanford University. He is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors and American College of Corporate Directors and a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.