Microelectronics, from Westinghouse to General Instrument to Zilog
Edgar (Ed) A. Sack joined the Westinghouse Electric Research Laboratories after graduation and became the head of its integrated circuit division in 1967. Later, he was a senior vice president at General Instrument Corporation and president and CEO of Zilog, then a division of Exxon. He retired from Zilog in 1998 and, since retirement, has been active in the fields of short-wave radio propagation and digital radio transmission with emphasis on emergency communications during natural disasters. He joined IEEE as a student member in 1949 and has been a Fellow since 1968. Sack has a PhD in electrical engineering from the Carnegie Institute of Technology (now Carnegie Mellon University).