Artifact Details

Title

Sie, Charles H. oral history

Catalog Number

102746598

Type

Text

Date

2012-11-16

Contributor

Katz, Jeff, Interviewer; Videographer
Sie, Charles H., Interviewee

Publisher

Computer History Museum

Place of Publication

Rancho Pales Verdes, California

Extent

35 p.

Format

PDF

Description

Charles Sie discusses his extensive and fascinating career ranging from research in phase-change memories to failure analysis in xerographic copiers. He was born in China and migrated to Taiwan. At age 15, he came to the United States, where he studied electrical engineering at Manhattan College, Drexel University and eventually Iowa State where he received his PhD. He worked at IBM doing circuit design for thin-film memories. After getting his PhD, where he learned of some of the interesting promise of phase change memories, he went to work for Stan Ovshinsky at Energy Conversion Devices where he worked to commercialize chalcogenide memories. Later in his career he worked at Burroughs and Xerox in product engineering, failure analysis, and hardware and software product development.

Category

Transcription

Subject

semiconductor history; Thin film memory; non-volatile memory; phase-change memory; soft failures; Ovshinsky, Stanford Robert; Energy Conversion Devices (ECD)

Collection Title

Oral history collection

Lot Number

X6721.2013