Artifact Details

Title

Halla, Brian L. oral history

Catalog Number

102746664

Type

Text

Date

2013-02-14

Contributor

Dennis, Eric, Videographer; Producer
Fairbairn, Douglas, Interviewer
Halla, Brian, Interviewee

Publisher

Computer History Museum

Place of Publication

Mountain View, California

Extent

39 p.

Description

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.

Category

Transcription

Subject

semiconductor history; Kildall, Gary; LSI Logic; National Semiconductor Corporation; Wild Card; Fairchild Semiconductor; ProAnox; Opendyk, Terry

Collection Title

Oral histories online

Lot Number

X6763.2013