Mark Dean

Made the PC Better

Mark Deans life

Born March 2, 1957 in Jefferson City, Tennessee.

Grandfather worked as a high school principal.

Father worked as a supervisor for the Tennessee Valley Authority Dam.


Jefferson City High School

University of Tennessee

Florida Atlantic University

Stanford University




Developed the ISA systems

Invented the color PC monitor

The first gigahertz chip


First African American named as a IBM Fellow

National Inventors Hall of Fame

Black Engineer of the Year Presidents Award

At age 57:

Married and has a son

Vice President of Performance for IBM

"A lot of kids growing up today aren't told that you can be whatever you want to be" says Dr. Mark Dean

Without him we wouldn't have the laptops today. Have a nice day.

Or is it?