This oral history panel includes 3 founders plus one of the very early employees of LSI Logic. The discussion mainly focuses on the period from the founding of the company through the public stock offering in 1983. The company’s fundamental strategy was custom logic, or what eventually became known as ASIC (Application Specific Integrated Circuits). The panel describes the early strategy, products, customer focus and how those changed and evolved over time. They moved from ECL gate arrays to CMOS gate arrays and eventually into standard cells and even standard products.
Standard cell; FAIRSIM; Gate array; TEXSIM; Nixdorf Computer Corporation; Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC); Hambrecht and Quist; Hambrecht, William (Bill); Sonsini, Larry; Sun Microsystems, Inc.; California Devices, Inc.; Lipp, Robert (Bob); Fairchild Semiconductor; Silvar-Lisco; Micromosaic; SPARC; Mead-Conway; semiconductor history