Sikh engineer at Micron has more patents than Thomas Edison

Gurtej Singh Sandhu has earned 1,299 U.S.patents by the latest count, the seventh-most of anyone in the world

Gurtej Singh Sandhu: Eengineer at Micron Technology Inc.

Gurtej Singh Sandhu, an engineer at Micron Technology Inc. in Boise, says patents are a byproduct of his work on memory-chip technology. He has earned 1,299 U.S.patents by the latest count, the seventh-most of anyone in the world. Check out the video here.

Gurtej is a senior fellow and director at Micron Technology. In his current role, he is responsible for Micron’s end-to-end (Si-to-Package) R&D technology roadmaps.

The scope includes driving cross-functional alignment across various departments, managing engineering groups to resource and execute on critical technology projects, as well as managing interactions with research partners and consortia around the world, according to a profile at the company’s website.

At Micron, Dr. Gurtej has held a number of engineering and management roles and has been actively involved with a broad range of process technologies for IC processing. He has also pioneered a number of process technologies currently employed in mainstream semiconductor chip manufacturing.

He received a degree in electrical engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, and a Ph.D. in physics at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, in 1990. He holds several hundred U.S. patents and is an IEEE Fellow.



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