TitleConway, Lynn oral history : 2014 Fellow
|Conway, Lynn A., Interviewee|
|Dennis, Eric, Media Producer; Videographer|
|Plutte, Jon, Media Director|
|Spicer, Dag, Interviewer|
PublisherComputer History Museum
Place of PublicationMountain View, California
Copyright HolderComputer History Museum
DescriptionIn the late 1970s, a revolution in electronics design occurred that would change the way engineers designed digital systems and foster the creation of many new kinds of consumer electronics devices and computing systems. The revolution occurred as a result of new methods, and a companion book, devised by Caltech professor Carver Mead and Xerox PARC researcher Lynn Conway.
This oral history investigates Lynn Conway’s life and accomplishments, focusing on her critical role in inventing and disseminating the new design methods among universities in the United States and bringing the VLSI revolution to the world.