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Semiconductor engineer

Mark Ian Gardner, American semiconductor engineer. Achievements include 70 patents in advanced transistor fabrication and device/process integration; key research in ultra thin gate dielectrics for integrated circuits. Member Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (senior ).

Background

Gardner, Mark Ian was born on September 21, 1955 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Raymond K. and Judith (Sample) Gardner.

Education

From 1973 to 1977, Gardner attended the University of Lowell, Lowell, MA (now the University of Massachusetts, Lowell campus), and graduated Cum-Laude with a BS in Physics. Gardner obtained his Masters Degree in Physics from the University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland in 1980.

Career

His past and current inventions are focused upon consumer electronics, energy, computers, semiconductors, integrated circuits, physics and educational devices. Gardner has held positions at Advanced Micro Devices, Texas Instruments and Micron in the fields of microelectronics, semiconductors, transistors, High-K Gate Dielectrics High-k dielectric, memory cells, integrated circuits, device fabrication, process development, and device engineering. During his career as an engineer, inventor, physicist, Gardner created the 515 issued United States Patents.

In the year 2000, Gardner was awarded over 160 issued patents in one year, which is a record for the most inventions for a United States citizen for a one-year period. He is a part-time professor of physics at Austin Community College. A partial list of his inventions can be found at the United States Patent and Trademark office.

Gardner has most recently patented an idea focusing on technology currently being utilized by several mobile conglomerates that many think may be infringing. The patent includes claims relating to a mobile device communicating with a secondary device to access cr card information, purchased tickets, financial institutions, driver licenses, and passports (to name a few).

Achievements

  • Achievements include 70 patents in advanced transistor fabrication and device/process integration. Key research in ultra thin gate dielectrics for integrated circuits.

Politics

The use of force should be supported, but only in extreme situations and only when the need is clear beyond reasonable doubt, and through appropriate international organizations.

Views

In a society where self-interest and hypocrisy are often seen as dominating, the Christians should nurture and promote values and purposes that are beyond us.

Membership

Member Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (senior ).

Connections

Married Karen J. Baldwin, November 27, 1981. Children: Raymond, Benjamin, James Texas.

father:
Raymond K. Gardner

mother:
Judith (Sample) Gardner

spouse:
Karen J. Baldwin

child:
Benjamin Gardner

child:
James Texas Gardner

child:
Raymond Gardner