This oral history tracks Brian Halla’s life from his Midwest upbringing through his major career accomplishments at companies such as Intel, LSI Logic, and National Semiconductor. He developed an early interest in gadgets and electronics that led him to study engineering at the University of Nebraska. Starting as a field applications engineer at Control Data, he moved on to Intel in 1975. After 14 years at Intel he joined LSI Logic, where he led the company into embedded microprocessors and became an Executive Vice President (VP). He later joined National Semiconductor as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in 1996 and remained in that position until 2009. Since then he has been involved in private investment and has served on numerous boards.
semiconductor history; Kildall, Gary; LSI Logic; National Semiconductor Corporation; Wild Card; Fairchild Semiconductor; ProAnox; Opendyk, Terry