Artifact Details

Title

East, John oral history

Catalog Number

102717180

Type

Moving image

Date

2016-08-08

Participants

Dennis, Eric, Camera person
East, John, Interviewee
Jenkins, Jesse H., Interviewer
Laws, David, Interviewer

Publisher

Computer History Museum

Place of Publication

Mountain View, CA

Format

MOV

Description

John C. East was raised and educated in Merced, California and graduated with a BS in Electrical Engineering and an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley. He joined Fairchild Semiconductor in Mountain View as a product engineer in 1968 during the transition of the company to the leadership of Lester Hogan. He moved to Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), Sunnyvale in 1979 and served in engineering management positions for 10 years, including as senior vice president responsible for the Logic Products Group.

Mr. East joined programmable logic manufacturer Actel Corporation as Chief Executive Officer and President in 1988 and remained in this role until retiring in 2010. He has served on the board of directors of public and private technology companies including Adaptec, Pericom and Zehntel and as an advisor to the Board of Regents of U.C. Berkeley.

Category

Oral history

Subject

Actel; Advanced Micro Devices; Altera; AMD; antifuse; Berkeley; Fairchild; FPGA; Gamal; Hamdi; Hogan; Mars Rover; Microprocessor; Moheson programmable logic; Raytheon; semiconductor; Xilinx

Credit

Computer History Museum

Lot Number

X7882.2017
 

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