TitlePerlegos, George oral history
|Dennis, Eric, Videographer|
|Katz, Jeff, Interviewer|
|Perlegos, George, Interviewee|
PublisherComputer History Museum
Place of PublicationMountain View, California
DescriptionRaised in Greece, George Perlegos moved to California in high school and went on to have a sterling Silicon Valley career. The son of a grape farmer, he finished high school in California’s Central Valley before earning a BS in engineering at San Jose State and an MSEE at Stanford University.
George is one of those rare individuals who made major contributions to both technology and business. He is one of the fathers of semiconductor non-volatile memories, one of the keystones of today’s electronic products. He was the co-inventor of the first n-channel EPROM, the Intel 2708 EPROM and later created the 5v 2716 EPROM. He subsequently made major development contributions to the first EEPROMs, including the 2816, and Flash.
In addition to these major technical contributions, George was a co-founder of three successful semiconductor companies: SEEQ Technologies, Chips and Technology, and Atmel. He served as CEO of Atmel. In addition to major product developments, these companies pioneered the fab-less semiconductor business model. He is now retired and splits his time between California and Greece.
Several original drawings and technical tables are included at the end.