Title and Description Page
Early and College Years 1
Lived in Glendale, California, ancestral home town. Helped his father, a welder, with any projects he was allowed to. Helped build swimming pool in back yard. Always liked physics and chemistry in school. Loved ham radio; mourned the demise of Morse code. Attended California Institute of Technology (Caltech) for both bachelor's and master's degrees. Worked in Carver Mead's laboratory. Decided against PhD, instead being recruited right into Fairchild Semiconductor by Gordon Moore.
Fairchild Semiconductor Years 6
Received equivalent of Ph.D. education from technology course at Fairchild, course taught by Andrew Grove, and from practical experience. Patented applications of Schottky diode.
Starting at Intel 17
Recruited by Gordon Moore to Noyce-Moore Electronics, later called Intel; developed blue LED. Worked with IBM on early microprocessor chips. Microprocessor originally "good for traffic signals;" needed applications and software.
Fabrication Plants and Competition 40
In charge of three fabs. Selected Folsom site. Became general manager of memory division. Trade agreement with Japan kept Intel competitive. From DRAM to EPROM to flash memory. Out of flash memory into licensing.
Reflections on Grove, Moore, and Intel 85
Discussion of personalities of Andrew Grove and Gordon Moore. Discussion of Intel culture. Discussion of Intel's stock appreciation, number of patents.