Artifact Details

Title

Dobkin, Bob (Robert) interview

Catalog Number

102739949

Type

Text

Date

2014-06-16

Contributor

Dennis, Eric, Videographer
Dobkin, Robert (Bob), Interviewee
Laws, David, Interviewer

Publisher

Computer History Museum

Place of Publication

Mountain View, California

Extent

33 p.

Format

PDF

Copyright Holder

Computer History Museum

Description

Robert C. Dobkin (Bob) studied Electrical Engineering at MIT. After early employment at GTE Defense Systems, Philadelphia, PA and analog module manufacturer Philbrick Nexus, Boston, MA in 1969 he joined National Semiconductor, Santa Clara, CA to work for Bob Widlar designing linear (analog) integrated circuits. After rising to Director of Advanced Circuit Development at National, in 1981 he cofounded Linear Technology Inc., Milpitas, CA where he served as Vice President of Engineering and as Chief Technical Officer since 1999. This oral history focuses on Mr. Dobkin’s role in establishing the product design and development capability at Linear Technology and the contribution of this activity to the success of the company.

Category

Transcription

Subject

Dobkin, Bob; Swanson, Bob; Widlar, Bob; Williams, Jim; Analog; Linear; Complementary metal–oxide–semiconductor (CMOS); semiconductor; integrated circuit; bipolar; National Semiconductor Corporation; Linear Technology; Nelson, Carl; Pease, Bob; Redfern, Tom; Sevastopoulos, Nello; Erdi, George; semiconductor history

Collection Title

Oral history collection

Credit

Computer History Museum

Lot Number

X7202.2014