Robert A. Gasser, Jr. is Vice President, Technology & Manufacturing Group, and Director, Components Research. In this role, Gasser is responsible for research and development of process technologies used to build future Intel logic devices that will be in production 5-10 years from now.
Gasser joined Intel in 1982 as a Technology Evaluation Engineer. From 1987 to 1991, he led a team of engineers that developed and transferred to production the triple level metal technology used for Intel's 0.8-micron logic technology (P650). From 1992 to 1996, he was responsible for the overall development, ramp and transfer to manufacturing of Intel's 0.35-micron logic process technology (P854) and managed the lithography and etch areas. Most recently, Gasser was responsible for the development of Intel's 0.18-micron logic process technology (P858) and 300 mm, 130nm logic technology (P1260) and 90nm logic technology (P1262).
Gasser received his bachelor's degree in physics from Reed College in 1980. He received his master's degree in materials science from Stanford University in 1982. Gasser has written numerous technology papers and holds five patents.