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Public Startup

Leslie Berlin

in The Man behind the Microchip

Published in print September 2005 | ISBN: 9780195163438
Published online September 2007 | e-ISBN: 9780199788569 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195163438.003.0013
 Public Startup

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This chapter recounts Noyce's decision to take a break from his retirement to run SEMATECH, a semiconductor manufacturing consortium supported by the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA). Noyce expected his work at SEMATECH to resemble the work he had done at Intel. He said that he would be “Mr. Outside”, offering testimony in Washington and speaking around the country about the importance of SEMATECH and its mission. However, he soon realized that there were too many problems within the organization for him to focus exclusively on outside relations.

Keywords: Robert Noyce; Semiconductor Industry Association; SEMATECH

Chapter.  11054 words. 

Subjects: History of Science and Technology

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