Mark Bohr


Mark Bohr
Westchester, IL, USA
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IEEE Jun-ichi Nishizawa Medal


Close to a billion microprocessors have been manufactured employing Mark T. Bohr’s work. As an architect and innovator for Intel’s CMOS technology, Mr. Bohr’s leadership has been a vital element of virtually every CMOS or BiCMOS technology at Intel since the 1980s.

Since joining Intel's Portland Technology Development group in 1978, Mr. Bohr has led the development of simple yet elegant processes that facilitate large volume production of top microprocessors. His work helped to usher in the CMOS DRAM era, and his work on BiCMOS logic technology paved the way for Intel’s successful Pentium microprocessors. He has helped develop many groundbreaking technologies including: modern CMOS technology in 1981; CMOS DRAM technology in 1983; BiCMOS logic technology in 1992; logic technologies ranging from 0.8mm to 0.13mm and beyond; and the recent 90 nm process technology employed by microprocessor and communication products. The features and techniques defined by Mr. Bohr have helped give Intel industry-leading process and product capabilities.

Mark T. Bohr was born in Westchester, Ill., on 31 October 1953. He received a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering in 1976, and a master’s degree in electrical engineering in 1978, both from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana. Currently, he directs process architecture and integration with a special focus on development activities for Intel's 65 nm process technology.

Mr. Bohr has always been generous in sharing his expertise with the technology community. He has taught courses inside Intel and at conferences, given presentations and published work that has provided the benchmarks against which high performance CMOS technologies are measured.

A Senior Member of the IEEE, Mr. Bohr has served on paper selection committees for the IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting and the Symposium on VLSI Technology. He holds 19 patents for his work on integrated circuit processing, and has been awarded Intel’s highest technical honor—designation as an Intel Fellow. In 1998, he received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the University of Illinois Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. In 2012 Bohr received the IEEE Jun-ichi Nishizawa Medal, along with Robert S. Chau and Tahir Ghani, “For sustained leadership in developing innovative transistor technologies for advanced logic products.”