Ruminations on the electronics industry from David Manners, Senior Components Editor on Electronics Weekly.
The Company With Pedigree
There was once a company which manufactured a model of an integrated circuit and publicly exhibited it in 1957, a year before Jack Kilby and Bob Noyce built their chips.
The company became the world leader in emitter coupled logic and made the world’s fastest divider ICs.
The company fell on hard times and was passed through a series of owners who dropped the company name and did little to re-invigorate it.
Then new ownership restored the company name, installed a GaN process for LEDs and made some superior, even epic, sensors.
Moral: Pedigree countsTags: bob noyce, chips, leds, pedigree, world leader