Artifact Details

Title

Kobayashi, Bujirou oral history

Catalog Number

102740051

Type

Text

Date

2014-12-13

Contributor

Dennis, Eric, Videographer
Kobayashi, Bujirou, Interviewee
Myers, Stanley T., Interviewer

Publisher

Computer History Museum

Place of Publication

Osaka, Japan

Extent

13 p.

Format

PDF

Copyright Holder

Computer History Museum

Description

[This oral history is one of seven recorded in December 2014 with former leaders in the Japanese semiconductor industry.]

Kobayashi-san was born in 1924 and graduated from what is now Yamaguchi University in 1944 with a degree in mechanical engineering.. He then joined Mitsubishi Electric Corp. After a number of production management and quality control positions, he was appointed by S. Shindo, President of Mitsubishi to take responsibility for the Kita-Itami Works and to improve the technology and quality of Mitsubishi’s semiconductor products. He was subsequently responsible for the conception and construction of a fully automated semiconductor manufacturing plant in Saijo, Japan in the 1980’s. This plant became a model of how semiconductors would be produced in the future.

Category

Transcription

Subject

semiconductor history; Mitsubishi Materials Corporation; MITI; DRAM; Yamamoto; Deming; Saijo; Shindo

Collection Title

Oral history collection

Series Title

Japanese semiconductor pioneers

Credit

Computer History Museum

Lot Number

X7370.2015