OcteVue LLC

Technical consulting in semiconducting and superconducting technologies - in alliance with OctEval

Technical consulting services are offered in four principal areas:

Contact: mketchen@octevue.com

Mark B. Ketchen, Ph.D.

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Mark B. Ketchen is the sole proprietor of OcteVue LLC, providing technical consulting services in microelectronic technologies. He earned his BS in Physics from MIT in 1970 followed by four years as a Naval Officer and completion of a Ph.D in Physics from UC Berkeley in 1977. He spent 36 years at IBM, holding a variety of positions in science and technology, ranging from individual investigator to serving as Director of IBM’s international program in Physical Sciences. He was a pioneer in the design, fabrication and characterization of integrated dc SQUIDs, led design and test efforts in IBM’s early attempt to build a superconducting computer, and has recently driven advances in qubits for quantum computing. He worked in silicon bipolar technology integration, ran the silicon fab line at IBM Research in the late 1980s, and worked on design and utilization of custom DC and high speed test structures for CMOS characterization and evaluation at the 180 nm through 32 nm technology nodes.

Dr. Ketchen has 45 issued or pending patents , over 180 publications and is co-author of Microelectronic Test Structures for CMOS Technology and CMOS Test and Evaluation: A Physical Perspective, published by Springer in 2011 and 2014 respectively. He is a Life Fellow of both the IEEE and the American Physical Society and a past recipient of the American Institute of Physics Prize for Industrial Applications of Physics and the IEEE Leeds award. He is a citizen of the US and Canada and holds a US Government security clearance.