Artifact Details

Title

Shockley Semiconductor Laboratory alumni reminiscence

Catalog Number

102658033

Type

Text

Date

2006-02-27

Contributor

Amadi, Leo, Participant
Beaudouin, Jacques, Participant
Finch, Richard, Participant
Fok, Samuel M., Participant
Haitz, Roland, Participant
Heynes, Michael, Participant
Knight, Colin, Participant
Ramans, Andy, Participant
Spicer, Dag, Interviewer
Spicer, Dag, Editor
Wecker, Gene, Participant

Publisher

Computer History Museum

Place of Publication

Mountain View, California

Extent

34 p.

Description

This program features eight brief interviews, of approximately 10 minutes in duration each, of early Shockley employees. Most are from the ‘second wave' of employees, viz. those hired on after the 'traitorous eight' had left SSL to form Fairchild Semiconductor. The interviewees are: Leo Amadi, Jacques Beaudouin, Richard Finch, Samuel Fok, Roland Haitz, Michael Heynes, Colin Knight, Andy Ramans.

Discussions focus on work style at SSL, Shockley the man and inventor, collaborations amongst fellow employees, specialized (and hand-made) semiconductor processing equipment, as well as company spirit and work atmosphere.

Interviewees reflect on their early careers, the semiconductor industry, and how their work at SSL shaped their later professional lives.

Category

Transcription

Subject

Diffusion; P-type; N-type; Beckman, Arnold; Tylan; MOS (Metal Oxide Semiconductor); Thermco; Kulicke & Soffa; Czochralski; Epitaxial; Hoerni, Jean; Noyce, Robert; Roberts, Sheldon; Blank, Julius; Kleiner, Gene; Floating zone; Clevite; Intermetal; Signetics; GEC; EG&G; Planar; DTL; Spinco; Hubner, Kurt; Crystal growing; Passivation; Siltec; Grinich, Vic; Convair; Gibbons, Jim; semiconductor history

Collection Title

Oral history collection

Lot Number

X3653.2007