Artifact Details

Title

Queisser, Hans oral history

Catalog Number

102658051

Type

Text

Date

2006-02-27

Contributor

Addison, Craig, Interviewer
Queisser, Hans J., Interviewee

Publisher

Computer History Museum

Place of Publication

Mountain View, California

Extent

18 p.

Description

Hans Queisser, who earned a PhD in Germany, discusses his career in the U.S. semiconductor industry, starting with Shockley Labs in the late 1950s. At Shockley Labs, Queisser worked on silicon solar cells under a contract for the U.S. Air Force and later he was involved in developing the Shockley 4-layer diode. In this interview Quiesser also recounts what it was like to work for William Shockley and discusses the lost opportunities for the European semiconductor industry.

Category

Transcription

Subject

semiconductor history; Queisser, Hans; Shockley, William; Shockley Labs; Semiconductor industry--California--Santa Clara County--History; Silicon solar cells; Shockley 4-layer diode

Collection Title

Oral History Collection

Lot Number

X3453.2006