Distinguished Alumni Awards

Mark T. Bohr

Mark T. Bohr
To Mark T. Bohr, for leadership in the definition, development, and implementation of a highly manufacturable CMOS technology for microprocessor and logic products.

Senior Fellow and Director of Process Architecture and Integration, Intel Corporation, Hillsboro, Oregon

  • BS, 1976, Industrial Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • MS, 1978, Electrical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

 After earning his master’s degree at Illinois, Mark T. Bohr joined Intel Corporation and initially worked on charge coupled device (CCD) memories at Intel’s Santa Clara, California facility. In 1978, he transferred to Portland, Oregon to become one of the founding members of Intel’s Portland Technology Development group. Since then, he has been the architect and innovator for every Intel CMOS logic technology for SRAM and microprocessor products since the dawn of high performance CMOS in the early 1980s. He was the early development program manager for Intel’s 45nm microprocessor technology featuring revolutionary high-k + metal gate transistors and is presently directing early development activities for the 22nm generation microprocessor technology.

For more than 25 years, Bohr has shared his innovation and knowledge with the technology community worldwide through many courses inside of Intel, presentations at major IEEE conferences, and numerous publications. His inventions have been documented in 50 patents on integrated circuit processing, and in 2002 he was elected to the position of Intel Senior Fellow, one of only four in the corporation at the time.

Bohr is a Fellow of IEEE, the recipient of the 2003 IEEE Andrew S.Grove Award, and a member of the National Academy of Engineering. He served for many years on the UIUC ECE Alumni Advisory Board and received the ECE Distinguished Alumnus Award in 1998. He has presented several technical seminars at Illinois, including a short course on advanced integrated circuit processing in fall 2007, sponsored by the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Current as of 2008.