TitleBaker patent notebook (#116)
Biographical NotesOrville Baker earned a B.S. in engineering physics in 1956 and joined IBM Federal Systems in Owego, New York, where he met Bob Noyce and Tom Bay of Fairchild on their mission to sell core driver transistors. In 1959 he moved to Fairchild R&D in Palo Alto, California. Two years later he left to join the founders of Signetics as employee number 5. He rose to the position of vice president for technology and was a board member from 1965 to 1970 when he founded Signetics Memory Systems, later renamed Scientific Microsystems. As manager of circuit development at Signetics, Baker adapted a discrete diode-transistor logic circuit he had worked on at IBM to a monolithic IC configuration. The SE 100 series was the industry’s first standard family of DTL ICs. He later worked for National Semiconductor on the COPS microcontroller product and joined Western Digital as a vice president where he built a Pascal engine. He started American Dynamics in 1981 and smart-card company Gateway Technology Group in 1983.
Extent3 dated entries over 7 pages.
Dimensions12 x 10 inches
DescriptionThis volume contains transistor electrical test results and results of research into the effect of lead length and device layout geometry on RF (radio frequency) performance.
Collection TitleFairchild Semiconductor notebooks and technical papers
PublicationsThe author contributed to the following conference paper during his service at Fairchild:
Allison, D.F., Baker, O. and Moore, G.E. KMC silicon planar transistors. IRE Transactions on Electron Devices, vol. 9, iss. 1 (1962): 110.