Ruminations on the electronics industry from David Manners, Senior Components Editor on Electronics Weekly.
The Man Who Objected To The Planar Process
There was once a brilliant scientist who founded four semiconductor companies and, at one of them, figured out a way to make reliable ICs in high volumes.
One of his company co-founders didn’t think much of the process because it added to masking layers.
But customers liked the process and it was adopted by the company and it became the process technology for the chip industry for over 50 years.
The co-founder who objected to the adoption of the process became the richest man in California.
MORAL: No one is right all the time.Tags: chip industry, co founder, founders, process technology, richest man