Artifact Details

Title

Sevin, L.J. oral history

Catalog Number

102702194

Type

Text

Date

2009-05-28

Contributor

Remacle, Rosemary, Interviewer; Editor
Sevin, L.J., Interviewee

Publisher

Computer History Museum

Place of Publication

Dallas, Texas

Extent

29 p.

Description

L.J. Sevin has played an oversized role in the founding and growth of the U. S. high tech industry. Mr. Sevin's early years in the semiconductor industry during the early years of Texas instruments included technical development in the fields of MOS integrated circuits, magnetic film memories and opto-electronics.

L.J. Sevin left Texas Instruments to co-found Mostek Corporation which played a leadership role in the development of MOS memories. He was the company's CEO while it grew to a multimillion dollar corporation and was ultimately sold to United Technologies in 1980.
With the sale of Mostek, Mr. Sevin co-founded with Ben Rosen, the venture capital firm, Sevin Rosen Funds, based in Dallas, Texas. While at Sevin Rosen Funds, he was the founding investor in, among others, Compaq Computer, Cypress Semiconductor, Convex Computer and Cyrix Corporation.

Mr. Sevin holds Bachelor's and Master's degrees in electrical engineering from Louisiana State University and has served on many corporate and academic boards of directors.

Category

Transcription

Subject

semiconductor history; Sevin, L.J.; Sevin Rosen Funds; Texas Instruments, Inc. (TI); Metal Oxide Semiconductors (MOS); Mostek Corporation; Kilby, Jack; Rosen, Ben; MOS memories; Compaq; Lotus Development Corporation; Venture Capital

Collection Title

Oral Histories Online

Lot Number

X5371.2009