Artifact Details

Title

Radio Corporation of America (RCA) oral history panel

Catalog Number

102746166

Type

Text

Date

2011-10-28

Contributor

Ahrons, Richard, Panelist
Dennis, Eric, Videographer
Hofstein, Steven, Panelist
Laws, David, Moderator
Schilling, Ronald, Panelist

Publisher

Computer History Museum

Place of Publication

Mountain View, California

Extent

36 p.

Description

The Radio Corporation of America (RCA) established one of the longest-lived and most important corporate research laboratories in the electrical engineering field in Princeton, New Jersey in 1942. The labs contributed important developments to the military effort and after the war addressed many consumer and industrial fields, including color television, high-fidelity phonographs and tape recorders, lasers, computers, semiconductors, advanced vacuum tubes, and videodisc players. This oral history by three members of the laboratory staff in the late 1950s and 60s describes the cultural environment of the labs and their personal experiences in developing early integrated circuit (MOS), optoelectronic (LCD), and other computing-related technologies.

Category

Transcription

Subject

semiconductor history; RCA; Radio Corporation of America; semiconductors; transistors; Integrated circuits; Torkel Wallmark; Tom Stanley; Princeton University; Somerville

Collection Title

Oral History Collection

Lot Number

X6310.2012