Artifact Details

Title

Advanced thin film disk heads oral history panel

Catalog Number

102657929

Type

Text

Date

2005-11-11

Contributor

Bajorek, Christopher, Interviewee
Croll, Ian, Moderator
Hempstead, Robert D., Interviewee
Jones, Jr., Robert Edward, Interviewee
McDonald, Ronald E., Interviewee
Rosenshteyn, Yan, Cameraperson
Thompson, David A., Interviewee

Publisher

Computer History Museum

Place of Publication

Mountain View, California

Extent

24 p.

Description

The development of thin film magnetic recording heads made possible the disk drive industry’s continuing evolution to higher recording densities and drives with higher capacities. Panel members participated in the key development activities, mostly by IBM, in various laboratories, which eventually resulted in the MR and GMR heads used throughout the disk drive industry.

Category

Transcription

Subject

Hempstead, Robert D.; Bajorek, Christopher; Thompson, David A.; McDonald, Ronald E.; Jones, Jr., Robert Edward; Thin film; MR; Magneto resistive; Antiferrimagnetic; MIG; GMR; Storage history

Collection Title

Oral history collection

Lot Number

X3362.2006