Title and Description Page
Family History and Early Life Experiences 1
Family background and immigration to the United States. Origins of family name and name changes. Father and brother's career. Influences of high school teachers and early aspirations towards a career in forestry. Memories and influence of father.
Attending Stanford as an undergraduate. Mentors and state of industry. Materials science department and graduating class. Decision to stay at Stanford for graduate studies. Finding theoretical research topic and funding. NATO postdoctoral fellowship.
Career at Stanford University 23
Moving back to Stanford. Research and teaching load. Local technical community. Nature of outside consulting work. Connection to Fairchild Semiconductors and subsequently Intel Corporation. Frustration with basic research and yearlong sabbatical at Intel. Returning to Stanford and decision to pursue permanent career at Intel.
Early Career at Intel 38
Typical working day. Different roles within Intel. Working with Andrew Grove. Working for Leslie Vadasz. Dynamics between Grove, Gordon Moore, and Robert Noyce. Intel corporate culture and values. Being selected to run newly established Intel division in Arizona. Relocation logistics and process.
Career Development 61
Working in the Reliability Engineering department. Formulation of uniform production processes. Working as Quality Assurance and Purchasing representative with other corporations.
Management Roles 68
Promotion to vice president. Dynamics of management team. Employee work ethics. Intel shifting focus from memory to microprocessor manufacturing. Becoming senior vice president. Origins of "copy exactly" manufacturing practice. Promotion to executive vice president and working relationship with Andy Grove and Gordon Moore. Joining the Board of Directors. Dealing with recession and R&D expenditure. Becoming chief operating officer and president of Intel.
Concluding Thoughts 89
Intel's future direction. Reflection of Gordon Moore's contributions to the development of Intel and the industry. Social interactions with Gordon and Betty Moore. Thoughts on how to keep the U.S. technologically competitive in the world.