Artifact Details

Title

Miller, Bob (Robert) oral history

Catalog Number

102740082

Type

Text

Date

2015-05-7

Contributor

Dennis, Eric, Videographer
Miller, Robert (Bob), Interviewee
Steinbach, Gunter, Interviewer

Publisher

Computer History Museum

Place of Publication

Mountain View, California

Copyright Holder

Computer History Museum

Description

Robert "Bob" Miller grew up in the Chicago area. He studied electrical Engineering at CalTech where Carver Mead got him interested in integrated circuit design. After working at Megatest for 15 years he joined Synaptics, Inc. in 1991. At Synaptics he designed the first prototype Touchpad controller chip in 1991/1992, then figured out many of the refinements needed to make it a practical computer input device.

He went on to set up Touchpad module manufacturing, first for low volumes in Silicon Valley, then high volume production in Taiwan.

Category

Transcription

Subject

Miller, Robert (Bob); Synaptics, Inc.; Logitech, Inc.; Capacitive Touchpad; Computer Input Device; Analog Integrated Circuit Design; Digital Integrated Circuit Design

Credit

Computer History Musem

Lot Number

X7480.2015