Artifact Details

Title

Gallagher, Jim (James E.) SEMI oral history

Catalog Number

102746345

Type

Text

Date

2005-03-09

Contributor

Addison, Craig, Interviewer
Gallagher, Jim (James E.), Interviewee

Publisher

Computer History Museum

Place of Publication

Acton, Massachusetts

Extent

10 p.

Copyright Holder

Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI)

Description

The late Jim Gallagher's career started in the military in 1943 when the U.S. Air Force sent him to New York University to take an M.S. in Meteorology, after which he served in Italy and Germany as a staff meteorologist. In 1958, along with several colleagues including Milt Greenberg, he founded the Geophysical Corporation of America (GCA). Gallagher held a number of positions at GCA including director and senior vice president of operations in charge of the IC Systems Group. In addition to his roles at GCA, Gallagher served as president and chairman of the SEMI board of directors for two terms from 1978-1980. In 1981, he was honored by the Semiconductor Equipment Marketing Council of Japan for his contributions in bringing influence and understanding to the area of U.S.-Japan trade relations. Gallagher died on February 7, 2006, aged 85.

Category

Transcription

Collection Title

Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI) oral histories and company videos

Credit

Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International

Lot Number

X6196.2011