Robert Palmer served as chairman and CEO of Digital Equipment Corporation from 1995 to 1998, and was appointed president and CEO of Digital in October 1992. From 1985 to 1992, he served in various executive positions at Digital, primarily in the semiconductor manufacturing operations. Before Digital, Palmer was executive vice president of Semiconductor Operations at United Technologies Corporation (UTC), joining UTC in 1980 when it acquired Mostek Corporation. In 1969, Palmer was a member of the founding team at Mostek, where he pioneered the use of ion implantation technology for the manufacture of MOS circuits. Palmer currently serves on the board of directors of Advanced Micro Device Inc.
Addison, Craig, Interviewer
Palmer, Robert B., Interviewee
Computer History Museum
Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI)
Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI) oral histories and company videos
Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International