TitleKawana, Yoshiyuki oral history
|Dennis, Eric, Videographer|
|Kawana, Yoshiyuki, Interviewee|
|Myers, Stanley T., Interviewer|
Computer History Museum
Copyright HolderComputer History Museum
Description[This oral history is one of seven recorded in December 2014 with former leaders in the Japanese semiconductor industry. ]
Kawana-san joined Sony’s semiconductor business in 1957 after earning a masters degree in metallurgical engineering. Initially, he was involved in the development of early semiconductor processes and devices, including some of the first silicon transistors in Japan. He later served as the project manager for CCD development.
He served in various management positions, both in business and research and development, at Sony including Assistant General Manager at Sony’s Semiconductor Division, and Deputy General Manger at Sony’s Semiconductor Division, and Deputy Director of Sony Research. After 35 years, he left Sony in 1992 and joined MRC, Materials Research Corporation. When Sony closed down that company, he joined Nihon Veeco, which he led until his retirement in 2000.
Subjectsemiconductor history; Japanese semiconductor; Sony; Transistorized television; silicon power transistors; Materials Research Corporation; MRC; Veeco; Weinig, Sheldon
Collection TitleOral history collection
Series TitleJapanese semiconductor pioneers
CreditComputer History Museum
|102738077||Japanese semiconductor pioneers : oral history series|