After a diverse background in engineering and education, Ken Haughton joined IBM in 1957. He made significant contributions in development of IBM's early perpendicular disk drive program, the initial development of flying heads for disk drives, and a photo digital system for storing data. He became manager of the 'low cost file' program, which was given the IBM code name "Winchester", resulting in technology advances used in all disk drive programs which followed. He later managed several IBM laboratories, and, after retiring from IBM, became Dean of Engineering at Santa Clara University.
Haughton, Kenneth E., Interviewee
Porter, James, Interviewer
Rosenshteyn, Yan, Cameraperson
Computer History Museum
Place of Publication
Mountain View, California
Haughton, Kenneth; IBM; Winchester; Madrid; IBM 3340 disk drive; IBM 3348 data module; IBM 3350 disk drive; IBM 1301 disk drive; Disk Drives; IBM Los Gatos Laboratory; IBM San Jose Laboratory; IBM Lexington, KY Laboratory; IBM photo digital project; Santa Clara University; Storage history