TitleSuzuki, Yasoji oral history
DescriptionSuzuki was born in 1944 and grew up in post-war Japan. He notes that his nickname was “MacArthur”, presumably because of his aggressive character. He became interested in electronics technology at an early age, partially as a result of receiving a crystal radio kit in the mid-1950’s. He attended Tokai University and majored in communication engineering.
Upon graduation, he went to work for Toshiba where he worked in the Central Research Laboratory. He focused on battery-operated calculators and found through research that CMOS would be an ideal technology for this application.
He later was asked to develop a 1K bit CMOS RAM, which was one of the first such devices in the world. Being a leader in the design of CMOS devices, in 1978 he published a book to teach other engineers how to design CMOS devices. He later developed the first 4K CMOS RAM. He followed this with the development of a CMOS microprocessor. He is most proud of his development of clocked CMOS circuitry.
Besides his pioneering work in the design of CMOS devices, he also did work with LCD displays.
|Fairbairn, Doug, interviewer|
|Suzuki, Yasoji, interviewee|
PublisherComputer History Museum
Place of PublicationTokyo, Japan
SubjectToshiba Corporation; CMOS; 8080; RAM; Toshiba Matsushita Display
Collection TitleCHM oral history collection
CreditComputer History Museum
|102738183||Suzuki, Yasoji oral history|