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Catalog Number

102658338

Title

Feeney, Hal (Harold) oral history

Type

Text

Date

2004-06-23

Contributor

Bochannek, Alex, Editor
Feeney, Jr, Harold V., Interviewee
Hendrie, Gardner, Interviewer

Publisher

Computer History Museum

Place of Publication

Los Altos, California

Extent

49 p.

Description

Hal Feeney discusses his childhood in Iowa and electrical engineering studies at Notre Dame University. Following his work at Hughes and a Master's program Stanford, Feeney returned to Notre Dame, but then left to join General Instruments to work on digital differential analyzers for satellite control. Feeney joined Intel to work on the 8008 processor project for CTC's Datapoint terminal proposed by Ted Hoff and Stan Mazor. Feeney discusses issues around design tools, Rubylith, packaging, and testing as well as his work with Federico Faggin on the 8008. He talks about the 8008 customers and the transition to the 8080. Feeney joined Intel marketing and discusses the changes in documenting and selling microprocessors and the need for development tools. Feeney left Intel to join first Dataquest and then Pathfinder Research to focus on market research and consulting. The final part of the recording is Hal Feeney showing photomicrographs of the Intel 8008 and his engineering notebook. Feeney discusses the changes of the processor and pricing over time as well as patent lawsuits. He closes with a list of names of people involved in the 8008 project.

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Subject

Hughes; General Instruments; DDA; Intel; CTC; Datapoint 2200; Rubylith; MOS; N-channel; P-channel; Intel 8008 (Microprocessor); Intel 1201 (Microprocessor); Intel 8080 (Microprocessor); semiconductor history; Hoff, M. (Ted); Mazor, Stan; Faggin, Federico; Assembler; Dataquest; Pathfinder Research; Pricing; Patents; Texas Instruments, Inc. (TI)

Collection Title

Oral Histories Online

Lot Number

X2809.2005