TitleCragon, Harvey oral history
|Cragon, Harvey G., Interviewee|
|Remacle, Rosemary, Interviewer; Editor|
PublisherComputer History Museum
Place of PublicationDallas, Texas
DescriptionHarvey Cragon received his BSEE from Louisiana Polytechnic Institute in 1950. After serving in the U.S. Army in Korea, he joined Hughes Aircraft in California. Following that experience, he was hired an engineer with Texas Instruments (TI) where he worked for 25 years, in both Dallas and Austin. While with the company during the formative years of the semiconductor industry, Mr. Cragon worked on a variety of projects and products, including with Jack Kilby to produce an early computer for the Air Force. This interview covers many of those and other early achievements of TI in some detail.
When he left TI, Mr. Cragon became an Adjunct Professor at the University of Texas (UT) in Dallas and then was named Professor Emeritus and Ernest Cockrell, Jr. Centennial Chair Emeritus in Engineering at UT, Austin.
During his careers in industry and academia, his interests were in computers, especially high-speed computers, and computer architecture design methodology. Mr. Cragon holds nine patents in the field of Computer Engineering and has authored many papers and several textbooks on related topics.