Artifact Details

Title

Regitz, Bill (William Mark) oral history

Catalog Number

102658288

Type

Text

Date

2002-11-25

Contributor

Hendrie, Gardner, Interviewer
Hendrie, Gardner, Cameraperson
Kossow, Allen, Editor
Regitz, William Mark, Interviewee

Publisher

Computer History Museum

Place of Publication

Pequea, Pennsylvania

Extent

75 p.

Description

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.

Category

Transcription

Subject

Bell Laboratories memory development; Ferrite Sheet Storage; Honeywell MOS memory development; Intel 1103 MOS memory; semiconductor history

Collection Title

Oral history collection

Lot Number

X2721.2004