Fable: The Collective Which Changed A Nation’s Fortunes.
The American semiconductor industry went through turbulent times between 1978 and 1988.
Six American companies dropped out of the top ten: RCA, Fairchild, GI, AMI, Rockwell and National.
They were replaced by six Japanese companies: NEC, Toshiba, Hitachi, Fujitsu, Mitsubishi and Matsushita.
The two remarkable Americans led the way in establishing an industry collective to accelerate the pace of development of America’s manufacturing technology.
It did. And America’s fortunes in the IC industry improved dramatically.
Moral: Fab matters