Artifact Details

Title

Hofstein, Steven R. oral history

Catalog Number

102745974

Type

Text

Date

2011-10-28

Contributor

Dennis, Eric, Videographer
Hofstein, Steven, Interviewee
Laws, David, Interviewer

Publisher

Computer History Museum

Place of Publication

Mountain View, California

Extent

36 p.

Copyright Holder

Computer History Museum

Description

Steven R. Hofstein joined RCA Laboratories as a new graduate in 1960 and was assigned the task of fabricating an MOS transistor, a project that was considered career limiting by more seasoned engineers. Working with Fred Heiman, in 1962 he produced the first working MOS integrated circuit. He also worked on RCA’s development of the liquid crystal display with George Heilmeier, which led to the development of color LCD displays. On leaving RCA he founded Princeton Electronics and developed the lithicon, a low power silicon image storage device. He later founded Cognasys LLC, developer of a family of expert system software solutions. For additional information, see the oral history of RCA Laboratories recorded on the same day.

Category

Transcription

Subject

semiconductor history; Grove, Andy; Webster, Bill; Heiman, Fred; Heilmeier, George; integrated circuit; liquid crystal; lithicon; MOS; Radio Corporation of America (RCA); semiconductor; Stanley, Thomas; transistor

Collection Title

Oral History Collection

Lot Number

X6296.2012