Bill Regitz describes life growing up in a coal mining town in Pennsylvania and moving to Chicago to attend DeVry University. After graduating, he worked on memory systems for Bell Laboratories in Murray Hill and Homdel. He went to work for Honeywell in Massachusetts in 1967 to work on core memory systems, and was part of the team at Honeywell that developed the first MOS memory circuit. Regitz moved to California in 1971 to be MOS memory design manager at Intel, putting the 1103 memory chip into production. He describes the problems with using the early MOS memory chips in computer systems. He then describes the various managerial positions that he held in his 29 year career at Intel.
Bell Laboratories memory development; Ferrite Sheet Storage; Honeywell MOS memory development; Intel 1103 MOS memory; semiconductor history