LEONARD FORBES,  Consulting Engineer  and Prof(retired)

L. Forbes and Associates LLC, Corvallis and Portland OR       


                                                   Patented Technologies:    Solar cell technology  (sold)

                                                                                                                         FemtoFarad Probes

                                                                                                                        CMOS RTS noise reduction

3D camera and/or passive ranging camera/telescopic sight

at my home office in Corvallis, Oregon 

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Publications, journal articles etc


view INSPEC abstracts of publications/abstracts, 
 present-99items , 99-95 items
96-90 items  , 89-84items  , 84-75 items , 75-69items

Patents (1050)  yes over 1050 !! as inventor or co-inventor)

        Prolific Inventors

Technical Reports(restricted circulation)

Oral Reports/Conference Papers/Invited Seminars

CONSULTING OFFICE: L. Forbes and Associates, LLC 
PO Box 1716, Corvallis, OR 97339-1716
 (541) 753-1409  voice/message/fax, 760-6589 cell phone, lenforbes@forbes4.com


B.Sc (with Distinction) in Engineering Physics, 1962 University of Alberta,Edmonton; M.S. in Electrical Engineering, 1963 University of Illinois,Urbana; Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, 1970 University of Illinois, Urbana,Thesis Advisor, Professor C.T. Sah, Minor in Physics.

Post-Doctoral Continuing Education 1974-Summer: Short Course on Integrated Optics University of California, Santa Barbara 1975-Summer: Short Course on Charge Transfer (Coupled) Devices University of Southern California,Los Angeles 1985-Summer: Organized Short Course on Defects in Silicon Portland Conference on Silicon Materials and Technology 1986-Summer: Organized Short Course on CMOS Technology Organized Short Course on GaAs Integrated Circuits Portland Conference on Silicon Materials and Technology 1987-Summer: TriQuintSemiconductor Chip Design Course, a week long course and follow-on projecton chip design and layout 1990-IEDM IEEE Short Course on Silicon-on-InsulatorTechnology 1996-IEDM IEEE Short Course on DRAMs; Aug. 2008 SPIE Short Course on Non-Imaging Optics, San Diego, CA; Feb. 2009  IEEE Short Course on Medical Imaging, San Francisco CA;


"Who's Who in America," 49th ed., p. 1207, 1994-1995. "Who's Who inthe World," (published by Who's Who in America) 7th ed., p. 333, 1984-85."Who's Who in Technology Today," Physics and Related Topics, 4th ed., Vol.2, p.65, 1984. "Who's Who in the West," (published by Who's Who in America)19th ed., p. 277, 1984-85. "Men of Achievement," 8th ed., Vol. 1, 264,1981. "Who's Who in Engineering," 4th ed., p. 226, 1980.


Research Associate, University of Illinois, Urbana, 1970; IBM VisitingProfessor, Howard University, Washington, DC, 1972;  Assistant Professor,University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, 1973-75; Associate Professor, Universityof California at Davis, 1976-77 and 1979-81;  Adjunct Professor, PortlandState University, 1983; Professor, Oregon State University, 1983-2000;Visiting Professor University of California San Diego, 2000-2001; Professor,Oregon State University, 2001-2010.   retired 2010


1970-72 Staff Engineer, IBM Components Div., Fishkill N.Y. and Manassas,Virginia; 1973 Consultant to TELEX Computer Products, Tulsa, OK; 1974 Consultantto D.H. Baldwin, Fayetteville, AR; 1978 at Hewlett-Packard Labs., PaloAlto, California; 1979-81 Consultant to Hewlett-Packard, Santa Rosa, Calif.;1981-85 Consultant to Fairchild Semiconductor, Healdsburg, California;1988-1992 Consultant( Research Fellow)to Naval Ocean Systems Center, San Diego, California;1993 Consultant to Hewlett-Packard, Corvallis, OR; 1996-2007, Adjunct Research Fellow, Micron Advanced Research Institute, Boise, Idaho; 2008 Consultant to Advanced Pixel Research Lab., MagnaChip, Lake Oswego, OR.;  2009 ,2011, consultant to SiOnyx Beverly MA and Portland OR;  2010, 2012-present   L. Forbes and Associates LLC.


Long Range Navigator, Royal Canadian Air Force,Ottawa, Ontario, Canada;1958 - 1966, Rank on release F/L (Captain) and stationed in Nova Scotia  on long range maritime patrols over the North Atlantic. Lead navigator responsible for both long range and tactical command of an anti-submarineaircraft with a crew of twelve.