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Douglas P. Verret

 

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E-Mail: verret@ieee.org

 

Doug P. Verret holds a Ph.D. in Experimental Solid State Physics from the University of New Orleans and an M.S. in Physics from Purdue University. His field of study was the optical properties of metals. After a ten year career teaching high school physics and math and later as Assistant Professor of Physics and Pre-engineering at Xavier University, he joined Texas Instruments in 1979.

There he helped produce the first commercial double-level metal IC for TI. He became Manager of Bipolar and BiCMOS Development in 1983 and was responsible for developing, and introducing into manufacturing, technology which was and is used to manufacture high performance interface circuits, Programmable Logic Arrays, ECL Gate Arrays, Field Programmable Gate Arrays, ECL and BiCMOS SRAMs and Flash EEPROMs.

From 1988 to 1990 he was assigned to SEMATECH, a Semiconductor Consortium in Austin, TX, where he directed the development of SEMATECH's 0.5 um and 0.35 um CMOS technologies. He was made Director of Manufacturing Techniques and Standards in 1990 in which post he was responsible for process integration, design, test, equipment modeling, statistical methods and semiconductor standards.

From 1999 to 2003 he led a team that was responsible for multiprobe yield improvement for all TI fabs. He was the Program Manager for Flash EEPROM development until his retirement from TI in 2013.

In 1985, Doug was elected TI Senior Member of Technical Staff, a TI Fellow in 1992 and IEEE Fellow in 2003. He has served on the Technical Program Committee of the International Electron Devices Meeting and the Bipolar Circuits and Technology Meeting and was the Technical Program Chairman of the latter in 1993. He is a member of the Steering Committee of the International Symposium on Quality Electronic Design. He was SRC Industrial Mentor to the University of Michigan and University of Florida. He has published two dozen articles in the Journal of the Optical Society of America, the Transactions on Electron Devices, Electron Device Letters, the Proceedings of IEDM and BCTM. Dr. Verret holds 16 US and 5 European patents in microelectronics technology including poly emitter transistors, BiCMOS technology, trench isolation, SiGe transistors and copper interconnects.

He was CMOS editor of IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices from 1995 to 2000 when he was appointed Editor-in-Chief, which post he held until 2011. He is a past member of the American Association of Physics Teachers and the American Institute of Physics. He is a member of the Advisory Board of K.V. Hightower High School Engineering Academy, past Executive Mentor in the Fort Bend ISD Business Partnership Program, past Vice-Chairman of the Board of the Baylor University College of Engineering and Computer Science, member of the American Physical Society and Sigma Xi, member of the EDS Publications Committee, EDS Education Award Committee, EDS Fellow Selection Committee, JPV Steering Committee and past member of the IEEE TAB Periodicals Committee.  In 2012 he was given the EDS Distinguished Service Award.