Artifact Details

Title

Fullagar, David oral history

Catalog Number

102739974

Type

Text

Date

2014-09-09

Contributor

Dennis, Eric, Videographer
Fullagar, David, Interviewee
Laws, David, Interviewer

Publisher

Computer History Museum

Place of Publication

Mountain View, California

Description

David Fullagar earned a MSEE from Cambridge University, England in 1963. He worked for Ferranti in Edinburg, Scotland and in 1965 emigrated to the US to join Transitron. After moving to the Fairchild Semiconductor R&D Laboratory in Palo Alto in 1966 to develop linear (analog) integrated circuits, he designed what became the industry's best selling linear IC, the µA741 operational amplifier. Recruited by Jean Hoerni to Intersil in 1969 as the company's first linear designer, Fullagar went on to manage the European operation and later became vice president of R&D. Together with Jack Gifford and Fred Beck, he co-founded Maxim Integrated Products in 1983 where he served as vice president of R&D and Applications until his retirement in 1999.

Category

Transcription

Subject

semiconductor history; Fullagar, David; Ferranti; Transitron; Fairchild Semiconductor; Intersil; Maxim; Longo, Tom; Wilson, Garth; Rudin, Marvin; Gifford, Jack; Hoerni, Jean; Analog; Linear Technology; integrated circuit

Collection Title

Oral history collection

Credit

Computer History Museum

Lot Number

X7263.2015

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