Welcome to my Home Page, (www.Rayhaythornthwaite.com)
This is my special friend Breeda
Breeda is originally from Ireland.
I live in Ottawa, Canada and work at Semiconductor Insights as a Senior Scientist. I specialize in the Reliability of semiconductors and other electronic components. I have worked on the selection of components for the Canadarm 1 used in the space shuttle and Canadarm 2 used on the International Space Station Freedom. I have also performed many failure analyses including work to restore memory in a damaged chip for the Swissair 111 disaster investigation.
I use a Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) at work which can produce some remarkable images. Click on the thumbnail to see some examples of SEM images. I like to think they combine science and art.
|Exploring the Jungle|
Naples, Sorrento and Herculaneum
|Rome and Florence|
|France and Barcelona|
Both cruises were on the SS Sunbird, and were operated by Sunquest in Canada and Airtours in the UK.
More pictures including my Baltic and St. Petersburg cruise coming up shortly.
His hobby was woodwork. Eventually he acquired a Muckle ornamental turning lathe with which he produced the most accurate and exquisite work. This photo was originally reproduced in an article about him in the London Evening News, when he won a major prize from the Worshipful Company of Turners.