Artifact Details

Title

Mimura, Takashi oral history

Catalog Number

102738169

Type

Text

Date

2016-06-20

Contributor

Fairbairn, Douglas, interviewer
Mimura, Takashi, interviewee

Publisher

Computer History Museum

Place of Publication

Tokyo, Japan

Extent

11 p.

Format

PDF

Description

Mimura was born in Osaka in 1944. His father was a fashion designer and managed a small sewing factory. As a boy, Mimura was interested in natural science, but did not develop an interest in engineering until later. He studied physics as an undergraduate and studied solid state physics in graduate school at Osaka University.

Upon graduation in 1970, he joined Fujitsu, where he continued research work in semiconductors. In 1975, he was assigned to Fujitsu Laboratories in Kawasaki. While there, he was given the job to find higher performance semiconductor devices for Fujitsu’s computer group. To meet this need Mimura was investigating GaAs semiconductors as they had much higher performance than silicon.

However, the greatest accomplishment of Mimura-san was the development of a new type of transistor, the HEMT FET. This is an important device which has been used widely used in high power, high frequency applications like satellite broadcast receivers.

Category

Transcription

Subject

Fujitsu; HEMT FET; gallium arsenide; GaAs

Collection Title

CHM oral history collection

Credit

Computer History Museum

Lot Number

X7646.2016

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