Artifact Details

Title

Wolken, Peter SEMI oral history

Catalog Number

102746371

Type

Text

Date

2007-06-16

Contributor

Addison, Craig, Interviewer
Wolken, Peter, Interviewee

Publisher

Computer History Museum

Place of Publication

Los Altos Hills, California

Extent

13 p.

Copyright Holder

Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI)

Description

Peter Wolken started his career in the semiconductor and electronics industry and later spent more than 25 years in the venture capital business. In 1982 he founded and was a general partner at Associated Venture Investors (AVI), which specialized in seed and early-stage investments in IT companies. Prior to AVI, Wolken was a general partner at Page Mill Partners. In 1970, he co-founded and was vice president of sales at Cobilt, a semiconductor equipment maker that later was acquired by Computervision. Prior to entering the venture capital business he worked for Etec. Earlier in his career he worked for RCA, General Electric, Beckman Instruments and Electroglas. Wolken received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley and a Masters degree in International Marketing from the Thunderbird School of International Management in Arizona.

Category

Oral history

Collection Title

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

Credit

Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International

Lot Number

X6196.2011