TitleKubo, Tokuo oral history
Description[This oral history is one of seven recorded in December 2014 with former leaders in the Japanese semiconductor industry. ]
Kubo-san began his career in 1956, joining Nissho Company Limited, a trading company, where he learned about the semiconductor industry. After working in New York with Nissho, he returned to Tokyo, where he founded a new company called Tokyo Electron (TEL). This new company was to be trading company to import and sell semiconductor manufacturing equipment to the Japanese companies who were entering the semiconductor business. This company grew to be a major factor in the Japanese semiconductor ecosystem, not only as a trading company, but as an equipment manufacturer as well.
Towards the end of this oral history, Kubo-san discusses the trends and challenges for the industry and Japan moving forward, including cultural changes required in Japanese companies.
|Dennis, Eric, Videographer
|Kubo, Tokuo, Interviewee
|Myers, Stanley T., Interviewer
PublisherComputer History Museum
Place of PublicationTokyo, Japan
Copyright HolderComputer History Museum
SubjectTokyo Electron Ltd; semiconductor history; TEL; Japanese semiconductor; Nissho; Kulicke & Soffa
Collection TitleOral history collection
Series TitleJapanese semiconductor pioneers
CreditComputer History Museum
|Japanese semiconductor pioneers : oral history series