TitleHarrell (Sam) SEMI oral history interview
|Addison, Craig, Interviewer|
|Harrell, Sam, Interviewee|
PublisherComputer History Museum
Place of PublicationAustin, Texas
Copyright HolderSemiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI)
DescriptionSam Harrell served as senior vice president of strategic business development for KLA Tencor from 1995 to 2002, when he retired from the semiconductor industry. He was one of the founders of SEMATECH and served as its senior vice president and chief strategy officer. From September 1987 to October 1992, Harrell was president of SEMI/SEMATECH, the consortium of equipment and materials suppliers.
Earlier in his career, Harrell spent nine years in senior management positions at Texas Instruments, with responsibility for computer aided design (CAD) services, photomask production, photoresist development, lithography system development, and wafer fabrication technology. He also served for several years as a strategy manager on TI’s Capital Committee. After TI, Harrell worked for Computervision Corporation for nine years as senior vice president, corporate strategy officer, and general manager of the Cobilt Division. He then went on to establish Micronix Corporation to develop x-ray lithographic systems and medical x-ray sources.
Harrell has served as a member of the SEMI board of directors and was SEMI chairman in 1985. He received a Bachelor of Science with a major in chemistry from Texas Technological University in 1961 and a PhD in Physical and Inorganic Chemistry from the University of Cincinnati in 1964.
Collection TitleSemiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI) oral histories and company videos
CreditSemiconductor Equipment and Materials International
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