TitleShokin, Alexander oral history
|Fairbairn, Doug, Editor|
|Melikhov, Ernesto Garcia, Interpreter|
|Ponomarenko, Vladimir, Videographer|
|Remacle, Rosemary, Interviewer|
|Shokin, Alexander, Interviewee|
PublisherComputer History Museum
Place of PublicationMoscow, Russia
Copyright HolderComputer History Museum
DescriptionAlexander Shokin was born in Moscow in 1947. He was the son of Alexander Shokin, Sr. who was a famous and powerful individual in the Russian Electronics Industry. The senior Shokin had in fact played a major role in Zelenograd’s establishment as the center for microelectronics in the Soviet Union. In 1963, he had assumed the position of Chairman of the State Committee for Electronic Technology in the USSR. In 1965, he was named minister of the electronics industry of the USSR.
Returning to the younger Shokin, he studied Physics at Moscow State University. One area of focus was lasers which he continued into his career, developing YAG lasers. At the time of this interview, he was First Vice President of the Academy of Engineering in Russia.
He spends much of the interview talking about the development of the microelectronics industry in the Soviet Union during the 1950’s to 1970’s—a time when his father was leading much of that effort. He also speaks about his perception of the role of Alfred Sarant and Joel Barr, two American defectors to Russian in the 1950s.
Subjectsemiconductor history; Zelenograd; Staros, Filipp Georgievich; Sarant, Alfred; Barr, Joel; Berg, Jozef Veniaminovich; YAG laser; Russian Academy of Engineering; USSR Ministry of Electronics; Microelectronics; Micron; Angstrem
Collection TitleOral History Collection
Series TitleRussian semiconductor pioneers
|102746740||Russian semiconductor pioneers : oral history series|