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Early Years 1
Born in Istanbul, Turkey. Family background. Polish citizens, not Turkish. French Catholic grade school. English high school. Early interest in physics, eventually settling in to solid-state physics, and in electronics and servo control.
College Years 2
Attended Robert College in Istanbul. Received BS, summa cum laude, in electrical engineering. Anti-Semitism.
Graduate School Years 8
Accepted into and given financial award by Princeton University. Worked under George Warfield; thesis subject “hole mobility in silver chloride.” Summer work at International Business Machines. Obtained MS in engineering.
Early Working Years 12
Difficulty finding work because of citizenship status and because of military and defense applications of solid-state physics. Accepted job at Remington Rand Univac, working under Josh Gray. Obtained some patents for work on positive-gap diodes. Disliked Northeast; sought job in California. Accepted position with Fairchild Camera and Instrument Corporation (later Fairchild Semiconductor). Worked with Gordon Moore, Robert Noyce, Victor Grinich; Jay Last his mentor and boss. Device evaluation to design. Avalanche switching.
Post-Fairchild Years 24
When Last founded Amelco Corporation, Haas left Fairchild for Amelco, stayed about seventeen years. Worked with Lionel Kattner. Obtained patent for inventing way around IR drops. Amelco incorporated into Teledyne Technologies. Proof of principle for diffused isolation. Designed and evaluated most of integrated circuits originating at Teledyne. Assumed Last’s position
when Last left; became knowledgeable in many aspects. Spent a year trying to raise capital for his own company. Went back to Teledyne. Patent for two-collector transistor. Discussion of Teledyne’s military work and of sources and development of equipment and materials. Talks more about Sheldon Roberts
and Lionel Kattner. Moved to Chandler, Arizona. Discusses improved quality of life.
Consultant Years 80
Wanted to work for himself, so took up consulting on integrated circuits of all kinds. Had very little competition at first. Worked fast. Discusses advent of computers in association with design and simulation. Expansion of the field.