Artifact Details

Title

Grebene, Alan B. oral history

Catalog Number

102746603

Type

Text

Date

2012-11-05

Contributor

Dennis, Eric, Videographer
Grebene, Alan, Interviewee
Laws, David, Interviewer

Publisher

Computer History Museum

Place of Publication

Mountain View, California

Extent

22 p.

Description

Alan Grebene was born and raised in Turkey and immigrated to the US to complete his higher education. He joined the Fairchild Semiconductor Research and Development Laboratory in Palo Alto in 1963 where he designed one of the first radiation-resistant analog integrated circuits. He moved to Sprague Electric in Massachusetts and then to Rensselaer University to teach and earn his Ph.D. On graduating he returned to California where he designed phase-locked loop ICs for Signetics before starting two analog-oriented semiconductor companies, Exar and Micro Linear. He later consulted for the principals of the Sequoia Capital VC fund and mentored start-up activities, including analog design tool vendor Symmetry Design Systems.

Category

Transcription

Subject

semiconductor history; Analog; Camenzind; Exar; Fairchild; Integrated circuits; Lamond; Micro Linear; MOS; phase-locked loop; Sequoia; Signetics

Collection Title

Oral History Collection

Lot Number

X6706.2013