Ruminations on the electronics industry from David Manners, Senior Components Editor on Electronics Weekly.
For Genius Products Put A Genius In Charge
There was once a genius who was on the founding team of five semiconductor companies.
At one of them, its big company backer said they should move the company to San Diego because land was cheaper there than in California.
At that, the genius then left and started up another company, his fifth, which developed genius products like the first monolithic FET-input op amp, the ICL 8007. The company survives to this day.
MORAL: To develop genius products, put a genius in charge.Tags: backer, genius products, op amp, san diego, semiconductor companies