Norman Goldsmith received the BA degree cum laude, with Honors, in Chemistry from Hunter College in 1959 and the MS degree in Physical Chemistry from Stevens Institute of Technology in 1964. He began his career working for RCA in 1959. Between 1959 and 1967 he developed key semiconductor processing methods for integrated circuits. The semiconductor industry honored his contributions in 1997 with the Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI) award, the industry’s equivalent of an Oscar. He left RCA in 1967 to help found Laser Diode Laboratories. He re-joined RCA Laboratories in 1967 as a manager of multi-million-dollar technology projects for clients in the US, Japan and Korea. He also was the program manager for HDTV, Iris Identification, Virtual Reality and DirectTv™ development. He is member of Hunter College’s Hall of Fame and received the college’s Outstanding Professional Achievement Award.