Interview of Robert "Bob" Dobkin

Interviewed by David Laws, on June 16, 2014 in Mountain View, California, X7202.2014

Robert C. Dobkin (Bob) studied Electrical Engineering at MIT. After early employment at GTE Defense Systems, Philadelphia, PA and analog module manufacturer Philbrick Nexus, Boston, MA in 1969 he joined National Semiconductor, Santa Clara, CA to work for Bob Widlar designing linear (analog) integrated circuits. After rising to Director of Advanced Circuit Development at National, in 1981 he cofounded Linear Technology Inc., Milpitas, CA where he served as Vice President of Engineering and as Chief Technical Officer since 1999. This oral history focuses on Mr. Dobkin's role in establishing the product design and development capability at Linear Technology and the contribution of this activity to the success of the company.

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