Our Ambassadors

TriQuint has identified key university ambassadors. These are TriQuint employees supporting the collaboration and development of RF talent.


Mike Peters, Ambassador for University of California – Santa Barbara

Mike joined TriQuint in 1987 and has worked in the reliability, process engineering and commercial foundry groups. Currently he is the director of foundry services. His team is responsible for bringing new foundry technologies to the market, engaging with new customers, identifying new markets for technologies and managing the subsequent product development activities to meet customer delivery requirements. Mike received his B.S.E.E. from Clarkson University, an M.S.E.E. from UC Santa Barbara and an M.B.A. from Marylhurst College.


Charles F. Campbell, Ambassador for University of Colorado – Boulder

Charles joined TriQuint in 1998 and has held various positions including design team leader, design engineering director and, most recently, design engineering fellow. Prior to TriQuint, Charles worked on microwave module design and MMIC development for Texas Instruments. His interests are compact, high-power MMIC design techniques and device modeling. He received B.S.E.E., M.S.E.E. and Ph.D. degrees from Iowa State University.


Paul Litzenberg, Ambassador for University of California – Santa Barbara

Paul has worked for TriQuint since 1988 in various capacities including his current position of foundry engineering director for the commercial foundry. Paul's team is responsible for characterization and modeling of process technology components; generation and maintenance of Electronic Design Automation (EDA) Process Development Kits (PDKs); and various technical support activities for TriQuint's designers and Foundry customer designers. Paul received his B.S.E.E. from the University of Illinois and his M.S.E.E. from Arizona State University.


Ray Pavio, Ambassador for University of Massachusetts

Ray has more than 20 years of experience in the RF and microwave field. During this time, he designed hybrid and MMIC circuits including power amplifiers, mixers, low noise amplifiers, phase shifters, attenuators and oscillators. His current role is managing a design team responsible for developing state-of-the-art transmit modules for CDMA and WCDMA cell phones. Ray received his B.S.E.E. degree from the University of Connecticut and his M.S.E.E. degree from the University of Massachusetts.


Alex Zajac, Ambassador for University of South Florida

Alex is the director of engineering for TriQuint's Networks Business Unit in Apopka, Florida. Alex leads an acoustic design team, an integration design team and an engineering technical support team. The acoustic design team specializes in surface acoustic wave (SAW) and bulk acoustic wave (BAW) filters and duplexers. The integration design team focuses on both active and passive modules using various TriQuint processes such as GaAs pHEMT for amplifiers and switches, and SAW and BAW for filters. Alex's teams support a number of RF markets, such as base station, GPS and other wireless voice and data communication systems. Alex received his B.S. in physics from the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology and his M.S.E.E. from the University of Central Florida.

Meet Our College Program Manager

Catherine Chandler

Catherine Chandler

Catherine joined TriQuint in 2008. She started her career at TriQuint as a product engineer in the networks division, eventually moving over with her team to the mobile devices division. In 2011, Catherine changed directions and joined the human resources department when she became TriQuint's college program manager. In this new role, her primary goal is to create and foster a cohesive college program. Her responsibilities include recruiting recent college graduates into full-time positions within the company, managing the internship program and facilitating relationships with target universities. And, of course, she is the face of TriQuint at college events and career fairs across the country. Catherine received her B.A. in sociology from Bates College and her B.S.E.E. and M.S.E.E. from the University of South Florida. After graduating from Bates but before going back to school for engineering, she logged eight years of retail management experience, giving her a very diverse background.

For more information about how to get involved with our college program, you can send an email to