James R. Biard

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Paris Junior College

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After receiving an associate degree from Paris Junior College in 1951, he transferred to Texas A&M University in College Station, TX where he received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering (June 1954), an M.S. in Electrical Engineering (January 1956), and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering (May 1957).
James R. Biard (c. 1951), engineer and inventor

Light-emitting diode

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Some of his more significant patents include the first infrared light-emitting diode (LED), optical isolators, Schottky clamped logic circuits, silicon Metal Oxide Semiconductor Read Only Memory (MOS ROM), a low bulk leakage current avalanche photodetector, and fiber-optic data links.
In September 1961, while working at Texas Instruments in Dallas, Texas, James R. Biard and Gary Pittman discovered near-infrared (900 nm) light emission from a tunnel diode they had constructed on a GaAs substrate.

Diode–transistor logic

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The engineer in the next office at the SRD Lab was developing Diode Transistor Logic (DTL) ICs and also having saturation problems.
In 1964, James R. Biard filed a patent for the Schottky transistor.

Schottky transistor

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On December 31, 1964, Dr. Biard filed a patent for the Schottky transistor (U.S. Patent US3463975), a.k.a. the Schottky-clamped transistor, which consisted of a transistor and an internal metal-semiconductor Schottky-barrier diode.
In 1964, James R. Biard filed a patent for the Schottky transistor.

MOSFET

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Some of his more significant patents include the first infrared light-emitting diode (LED), optical isolators, Schottky clamped logic circuits, silicon Metal Oxide Semiconductor Read Only Memory (MOS ROM), a low bulk leakage current avalanche photodetector, and fiber-optic data links.

Read-only memory

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Some of his more significant patents include the first infrared light-emitting diode (LED), optical isolators, Schottky clamped logic circuits, silicon Metal Oxide Semiconductor Read Only Memory (MOS ROM), a low bulk leakage current avalanche photodetector, and fiber-optic data links.

Texas A&M University

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After receiving an associate degree from Paris Junior College in 1951, he transferred to Texas A&M University in College Station, TX where he received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering (June 1954), an M.S. in Electrical Engineering (January 1956), and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering (May 1957). He has been on the staff of Texas A&M University as an Adjunct Professor of Electrical Engineering since 1980.

Camp Maxey

He also sold used cars, worked as a master plumber at Camp Maxey (an army camp north of Paris) during and after WW-II, and did plumbing work for homes and businesses in the Paris area.

Lamar County, Texas

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Later in life, Jimmy became chief deputy sheriff in Lamar County, TX.

College Station, Texas

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After receiving an associate degree from Paris Junior College in 1951, he transferred to Texas A&M University in College Station, TX where he received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering (June 1954), an M.S. in Electrical Engineering (January 1956), and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering (May 1957).

Eta Kappa Nu

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He was also a member of IRE, Eta Kappa Nu, Tau Beta Pi, Phi Kappa Phi, and an associate member of Sigma Xi.

Tau Beta Pi

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He was also a member of IRE, Eta Kappa Nu, Tau Beta Pi, Phi Kappa Phi, and an associate member of Sigma Xi.

Phi Kappa Phi

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He was also a member of IRE, Eta Kappa Nu, Tau Beta Pi, Phi Kappa Phi, and an associate member of Sigma Xi.

Sigma Xi

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He was also a member of IRE, Eta Kappa Nu, Tau Beta Pi, Phi Kappa Phi, and an associate member of Sigma Xi.

Richardson, Texas

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They married on May 23, 1952 and later moved to Richardson, TX.

Texas Instruments

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On June 3, 1957, Dr. Biard was hired, along with his former Texas A&M professor Walter T. "Walt" Matzen, as an engineer for Texas Instruments Inc. in Dallas, TX. In the summer of 1958, Texas Instruments hired Jack Kilby (the inventor of the integrated circuit).

Jack Kilby

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In the summer of 1958, Texas Instruments hired Jack Kilby (the inventor of the integrated circuit).

Integrated circuit

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In the summer of 1958, Texas Instruments hired Jack Kilby (the inventor of the integrated circuit).

Varicap

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In 1959, Dr. Biard and Gary Pittman were assigned to work together in the Semiconductor Research and Development Laboratory (SRDL) on the creation of GaAs varactor diodes for X-band parametric amplifiers to be used in radar receivers.

X band

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In 1959, Dr. Biard and Gary Pittman were assigned to work together in the Semiconductor Research and Development Laboratory (SRDL) on the creation of GaAs varactor diodes for X-band parametric amplifiers to be used in radar receivers.

Gallium arsenide

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In September 1961, they discovered infrared light emission from a forward biased tunnel diode they had constructed on gallium arsenide (GaAs) semi-insulating substrate.

General Electric

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After four years spent establishing the priority of their work based on engineering notebooks, the U.S. patent office determined their work predated submissions from G.E. Labs, RCA Research Labs, IBM Research Labs, Bell Labs, and Lincoln Labs at MIT.

RCA

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After four years spent establishing the priority of their work based on engineering notebooks, the U.S. patent office determined their work predated submissions from G.E. Labs, RCA Research Labs, IBM Research Labs, Bell Labs, and Lincoln Labs at MIT.

IBM

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After four years spent establishing the priority of their work based on engineering notebooks, the U.S. patent office determined their work predated submissions from G.E. Labs, RCA Research Labs, IBM Research Labs, Bell Labs, and Lincoln Labs at MIT.

Bell Labs

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After four years spent establishing the priority of their work based on engineering notebooks, the U.S. patent office determined their work predated submissions from G.E. Labs, RCA Research Labs, IBM Research Labs, Bell Labs, and Lincoln Labs at MIT.