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Ulrickson patent notebook (#624)

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This volume contains records of staff meetings, product planning activities, organizational changes and company challenges during the transition to the new management regime under L. Hogan during a time of deep recession in the semiconductor market. Entries include; new organization chart under J. Van Poppelen (p. 5); New Product Planning Council and process (p. 33); calculator chip functions (p. 47); Micromosaic planning meeting (p.63); and budget and layoff concerns (pp. 64-66).




Ulrickson, Robert W.

Biographical Notes

Robert Wayne Ulrickson received a B.S.E.E. from MIT (1959) and M.S.E.E. from SJSC (1966). He was commissioned and served as a Coast Guard officer before working for Lockheed Missiles and Space in Sunnyvale, California, where he designed PCM telemetry systems for satellites. He joined John Hulme’s Applications Department at Fairchild as supervisor of Systems Engineering where his team defined the 9300 series TTL MSI devices. Systems Engineering became a part of Robert Schreiner’s Custom Micromatrix Arrays Department at Fairchild R&D in 1968, where Bob was Section Manager in charge of array architecture, test engineering, and computer aided design. After CMA’s reorganization, Bob served Fairchild as Manager of Systems and Applications Engineering and as Product Marketing manager for Bipolar ICs. In 1973 Bob joined John Nichols as co-founder and President of Logical Services Incorporated in Santa Clara. Logical developed hundreds of new products incorporating microprocessors until and after it was acquired by Smartflex Systems in 1998. Bob retired to Maui in 2000.


Fairchild Semiconductor

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Document number 624


Approximately 40 dated entries over 70 pages. Many undated.


12 x 10 inches



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Fairchild Semiconductor notebooks and technical papers


Author of numerous trade publications articles and trade show presentations in the fields of semiconductor MSI and LSI circuits, test engineering, software development, microprocessor applications, and engineering-driven synchronized manufacturing. Produced “Vision 2020”, a proposal for the future of engineering education at San Jose State University.


Gift of Texas Instruments Incorporated

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