Artifact Details

Title

Darringer, John oral history

Catalog Number

102743032

Type

Text

Date

2010-11-10

Contributor

Darringer, John, Interviewee
Fairbairn, Doug, Interviewer
Gruca, Ken, Cameraperson

Publisher

Computer History Museum

Place of Publication

Cadence Design Systems, San Jose, California

Extent

30 p.

Description

This oral history traces the life and contributions of John Darringer, who, at the time of this interview, was the manager of System Level Design at IBM research in Yorktown Heights. John earned a BSEE in 1964, a MSEE in 1965, and a PhD in 1969 from Carnegie Mellon University.

After spending a few years with Philips in Holland, John returned to the US to join IBM research, where he continues to work today. Throughout his career, John has focused mainly on problems relating to software vs. hardware. He felt software development offered the largest challenge. While at IBM he has held a wide variety of positions, developing software languages, software development tools, hardware development tools, and helping to guide IBM’s research in a number of areas.

Category

Transcription

Subject

Darringer, John; semiconductor history; IBM; Maple; software development tools; PL-1; LSSD; static timing analysis; Logic synthesis; Electronic Design Automation; SAS; Static Analysis System; BDL/CS; PLA; EDS; LSS; TMS; EDA

Collection Title

Oral Histories Online

Lot Number

X5970.2011