Dean and Dennis Moeller
Dean and his co-inventor Dennis Moeller created a microcomputer system
with bus control means for peripheral processing devices. Their invention
paved the way for the growth in the information technology industry. We
can plug into our computers peripherals like disk drives, video gear, speakers,
Dean was born in Jefferson City,
Tennessee, on March 2, 1957. He received his undergraduate degree in electrical
engineering from the University of Tennessee, his MSEE from Florida Atlantic
University, and his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Stanford University.
Early in his career at IBM, Dean was chief engineer working with IBM personal
computers. The IBM PS/2 Models 70 and 80 and the Color Graphic Adapter
are among his early work. He holds three of IBMís original nine PC patents.
Currently, Dean is vice president
of performance for the RS/6000 Division. He was named an IBM fellow in
1996 and in 1997, received the Black Engineer of the Year Presidentís Award.
Dean holds more than 20 patents. He was inducted into the National Inventors
Hall of Fame in 1997.
Mark E. Dean and Dennis L. Moeller
developed the improvements in computer architecture that allow IBM and
compatible PCs to use high performance software and to work in tandem with
devices. Their work enhanced the PC by enabling components to communicate
with each other in a high-speed, efficient manner. The first commercial
use of their patents was marketed in 1984 in the IBM PC/AT computer.
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