Artifact Details

Title

Popov, Vladimir oral history

Catalog Number

102746436

Type

Text

Date

2012-05-14

Contributor

Fairbairn, Doug, Editor
Gutova, Dasha, Interpreter
Ponomarenko, Vladimir, Videographer
Popov, Vladimir, Interviewee
Remacle, Rosemary, Interviewer

Publisher

Computer History Museum

Place of Publication

St. Petersburg, Russia

Extent

54 p.

Copyright Holder

Computer History Museum

Description

Vladimir Popov was born in Kaliningrad, Russia, in 1950. He studied physics at St. Petersburg State University. He is Managing Director of Svetlana Semiconductor, the first production manufacturing facility in USSR. He has held this position since 1994. Previously he held various design and manufacturing leadership positions. He had joined Svetlana in Jan 1975. Initially he was part of a research group developing semiconductors for satellites. One of his major contributions was a close linkage between those designing new semiconductors and those who would be responsible for their manufacture. In this oral history, he talks about a number of management challenges, including that of moving semiconductors into production from R&D and also the challenges of changing to a market economy after the fall of the Soviet Union.

Category

Transcription

Subject

Svetlana Semiconductor; St. Petersburg State University; Academy of Sciences of Russia; semiconductor history

Collection Title

Oral History Collection

Series Title

Russian semiconductor pioneers

Lot Number

X6507.2012