Artifact Details

Title

Magar, Surendar oral history

Catalog Number

102746656

Type

Text

Date

2012-12-10

Contributor

Dennis, Eric, Videographer; Producer
Fairbairn, Doug, Interviewer
Hodge, Shayne, Interviewer
Magar, Surendar, Interviewee

Publisher

Computer History Museum

Place of Publication

Mountain View, California

Extent

33 p.

Format

PDF

Copyright Holder

Computer History Museum

Description

Surendar Magar was a co-architect of Texas Instrument's (TI) TMS32010 Digital Signal Processor (DSP), introduced in 1983. This product launched TI into a leadership position in the DSP market. Dr. Magar talks about his early life in India, his university education in England, coming to Houston, Texas to work on the chip, and his follow-on work. He also discusses the contributions of other major figures to the design and development process, including fellow co-architect Ed Cordell and IEEE Fellow Wanda Gass. In addition, his later entrepreneurship with Signal Processing Technologies, ComSilica, and HMicro.

Category

Transcription

Subject

Magar; Texas Instruments, Inc. (TI); DSP; Signal Processing; Cordell; 320; TMS32010; TMS320; Gass; semiconductor history

Collection Title

Oral Histories Online

Lot Number

X6710.2013