Artifact Details

Title

Maruyama, Toshio oral history

Catalog Number

102746756

Type

Text

Date

2013-08-01

Contributor

Dennis, Eric, Media Producer
Maruyama, Toshio, Interviewee
Sakamoto, Paul, Interviewer

Publisher

Computer History Museum

Place of Publication

Mountain View, California

Extent

17 p.

Format

PDF

Copyright Holder

Computer History Museum

Description

Mr. Maruyama was born in northern Japan and after graduating from university, he joined the company, Takeda Riken, as an electronic design engineer. At the time of this interview, he was chairman of the succeeding company, Advantest. He has been with this same company for 41 years. Starting as a design engineer, he later became an applications engineer and moved to the US to help launch the company’s operations in this country. After 12 years, me moved back to Japan and later became company president and now chairman

Throughout this 41-year career, Maruyama has been involved in automatic test equipment (ATE) for the electronics industry, which encompasses virtually the whole history of this technology. During this interview, Maruyama discusses the many technological and architectural changes made to test equipment during his career. He also discusses the differences between working with American vs. Japanese customers and what he learned from those American customers.

Category

Transcription

Subject

semiconductor history; Automatic Test Equipment (ATE); Takeda Riken; Advantest; Fujitsu; Verigy; LTX; OpenStar

Collection Title

Oral history collection

Lot Number

X6888.2013