Artifact Details

Title

Conway, Lynn oral history : 2014 Fellow

Catalog Number

102746864

Type

Text

Date

2014-02-24

Contributor

Conway, Lynn A., Interviewee
Dennis, Eric, Media Producer; Videographer
Plutte, Jon, Media Director
Spicer, Dag, Interviewer

Publisher

Computer History Museum

Place of Publication

Mountain View, California

Extent

25 p.

Copyright Holder

Computer History Museum

Description

In 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.

Category

Transcription

Subject

Mead, Carver; Sutherland, Bert; Fairbairn, Douglas; Rowson, Jim; Fellow Award Honoree; Columbia University; Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT); semiconductor history; TTL (Transistor-Transistor Logic); Electronic design automation (EDA); Xerox PARC Computer Science Laboratory (CSL); Xerox PARC Systems Science Lab (SSL); ARPANET (Advanced Research Projects Agency Network); Information Sciences Institute (ISI); MOSIS (Metal Oxide Semiconductor Implementation Service); MEMS (Micro-Electro Mechanical Systems); VLSI (Very Large Scale Integration); Caltech

Collection Title

Oral History Collection

Credit

Computer History Museum

Lot Number

X7105.2014