James R. Biard
Dr. James R. ""Bob"" Biard (born May 20, 1931) is an American electrical engineer and inventor who holds 71 U.S. patents and 6 foreign patents. His list of patents include the GaAs infrared light-emitting diode (LED), the optical isolator, the Schottky transistor, and Metal Oxide Semiconductor Read Only Memory (MOS ROM). Dr. Biard currently works as a Senior Scientist for the Advanced Optical Components Division of Finisar in Allen, TX. He has also been on the staff of Texas A&M University as an Adjunct Professor of Electrical Engineering since 1980.