Artifact Details

Title

McCoy, Jim (James) oral history

Catalog Number

102657936

Type

Text

Date

2005-10-03

Contributor

McCoy, James, Interviewee
Porter, James, Interviewer
Rosenshteyn, Yan, Cameraperson

Publisher

Computer History Museum

Place of Publication

Mountain View, California

Identifying Numbers

Other number OHP 181

Extent

21 p.

Description

Jim McCoy had a diverse early working history, which included operating metal machining equipment, magnetic head manufacturing at IBM, managing magnetic head manufacturing at Cartridge Television for the first home video recorder, manufacturing video heads at Information Magnetics, product manager for data cartridge drives at Verbatim, and FDD product management at Shugart Associates. In 1980, he co-founded Quantum Corporation, and in 1982 he co-founded Maxtor Corporation, which became a leading disk drive manufacturer after pioneering the market for high performance 5.25 inch disk drives.

Category

Transcription

Subject

McCoy, Jim; Quantum; Maxtor; Shugart Associates; Cartridge Television; IBM; Verbatim; Singapore; Storage history

Collection Title

Oral history collection

Lot Number

X3273.2006