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Larry Donald McMillan, American Engineering executive.


McMillan, Larry Donald was born on June 10, 1936 in Trout Lake, Michigan, United States. Son of Ira Duncan and Lilly Bell (Reed) McMillan.


Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, Aquinas College, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1965. Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, Arizona State University, 1972. Postgraduate, University Colorado, Colorado Springs, 1997.


Electrical engineering manager, Motorola, Inc., Phoenix, 1966-1976; manager process engineering, American Microsys., Inc., Santa Clara, California, 1976-1977; director engineering, National Cash Register Corporation, Colorado Springs, 1977-1979; vice president, general manager microtechnology operations, Storage Technology Corporation, Louisville, Colorado, 1979-1980; vice president, Stephenson Western, Inc., Aurora, Colorado, 1980-1982; engineering manager, Honeywell, Inc., Colorado Springs, 1982-1984; vice president research and development, corporation founder, Ramtron Corporation, Colorado Springs, 1984-1988; Chief Executive Officer, president, corporation founder, Symetrix Corporation, Colorado Springs, since 1988. Adjunct Professor Michigan Technological U., Houghton, 1986-1988.


  • Achievements include patents for Method of Making Barium Strontium Titanate, Integrated Circuit Capacitors and Process for Making the Same, Process for Making Metal Oxides, Metal Polyoxyalkylated Precursor Solutions in an Octane Solvent and Method of Making the Same, Ferroelectric Integrated Circuit, Precursors and Processes for Making Metal Oxides, Memory with Ferroellectric Capacitor Connectable to Transistor Gate, Ferroelectric Memory and Non-Volatile Memory Cell for Same, Misted Deposition Apparatus for Fabrication an Integrated Circuit, Non-Volatile Memory, Ferroelectric Dielectric Memory Cell can Switch at Least GIG Cycles and has Low Fatigue, ABO3 Structured Solid Solutions Mixed and Average Perovskites for High Dielectric Constant DRAMs and Capacitors, Precursors and Processes for Making Metal Oxides, Low Temperature Process for Fabricationg Layered Superlattice Materials and Making Electronic Devices Including Same, others.


  • Other Work

    • Co-author: (chapter) Ferroelectric Ceramics, 1993. Contributor articles to Integrated Ferroelectrics, Nature, Journal Integrated Ferroelectrics, Condensed Matter News, Nikkei Electronics, Ferroelectrics, Journal Applied Physics, Applied Physics Letters.


Married Theresa Ann Mayer, June 25, 1955 (divorced July 1975). Children: Aaron, Keith, Curt, Adam, Kent, Craig, Andrea. Married Victoria Jeanne Cronin, November 5, 1977.

Ira Duncan McMillan

Lilly Bell (Reed) McMillan

Theresa Ann Mayer

Victoria Jeanne Cronin

Kent McMillan

Adam McMillan

Keith McMillan

Aaron McMillan

Curt McMillan

Craig McMillan

Andrea McMillan