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Catalog Number

102702419

Title

Hackworth, Mike (Michael) oral history

Type

Text

Date

2010-05-19

Contributor

Hackworth, Michael, Interviewee
Harwood, Charles C., Interviewer

Publisher

Computer History Museum

Place of Publication

Mountain View, California

Extent

16 p.

Description

This oral history covers Mike Hackworth’s early life plus his entire career in semiconductors. He grew up in Silicon Valley and his whole career was centered there. He started working part time for components supplier Altronics while still in high school. He eventually went on to hold senior marketing and sales positions at Motorola, Fairchild, and Signetics. The final stop on his illustrious career was as CEO of the startup, Cirrus Logic, which he took on in 1985. Mike stepped down from the CEO position in 1999 but remained as its chairman. In addition he served on the boards of a number of public and private companies as well as a couple of non-profit organizations.

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Transcription

Subject

Hackworth, Michael; Altronics; Motorola; Fairchild Semiconductor; Signetics; Patil, Suhas; Harwood, Charles C.; foundry; Circus Logic; Packard Bell; Xerox Data Systems; analog signal processing; Virage Logic; Philips; semiconductor history

Collection Title

Oral histories online

Lot Number

X5373.2009