Artifact Details

Title

Mead, Carver A. oral history

Catalog Number

102702086

Type

Text

Date

2009-05-27

Contributor

Fairbairn, Doug, Interviewer
Mead, Carver A, Interviewee

Publisher

Computer History Museum

Place of Publication

Mountain View, California

Extent

21 p.

Description

Dr. Carver Mead has made many pioneering contributions in the field of solid state electronics, and was one of the leading forces in VLSI design methodology. This interview focuses on Dr. Mead's background and how it eventually led to his work in VLSI design and VLSI design methodologies, and concludes with a discussion on the impact of this work.

Category

Transcription

Subject

Moore's Law; Mead, Carver; California Institute of Technology (Caltech); Fairchild Semiconductor; Engineering; tunneling; Moore, Gordon; Spitzer, Bill; transistor; integrated circuit; Grove, Andy; Very-large-scale-integration (VLSI); Mead-Conway VLSI design methodology; semiconductor history

Collection Title

Oral History Collection

Lot Number

X4309.2008