Artifact Details

Title

Smith, Gary oral history

Catalog Number

102739947

Type

Text

Date

2014-07-14

Contributor

Fairbairn, Doug, Interviewer
Fortier, James, Videographer
Smith, Gary, Interviewee

Publisher

Computer History Museum

Place of Publication

Mountain View, California

Extent

47

Format

PDF

Copyright Holder

Computer History Museum

Description

Gary was born in 1941 and grew up in the Central Valley of California. He attended the Naval Academy from 1959 – 1963 and graduated with a BS in Marine Engineering. After serving six years in the Navy, mostly shipboard in the South China Sea, he went to work at a number of different electronics companies in southern California between 1969 and 1976 – mainly in marketing and applications engineering positions.

In 1976 he moved to the San Francisco Bay area and continued his electronics career. He got involved in ASIC (Application Specific Integrated Circuit) design consulting in 1989 and eventually took a job at Gartner/Dataquest doing market research and design consultation. Gary remained at Dataquest from 1994-2006, at which time he established his own market research company, GarySmithEDA. Over the 20+ years he spent in market research, he became known as the leading spokesperson and forecaster for the EDA (Electronic Design Automation) industry. His reports, forecasts, and presentations were followed closely by the industry.

Category

Transcription

Subject

semiconductor history; ASIC; EDA; LSI Logic; Dataquest

Collection Title

Oral history collection

Credit

Computer History Museum

Lot Number

X7228.2015

Related Records

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