Rossoff provided these comments during an interview in March, 2001.
Can you please provide a brief description of your
career in electronics, Mr. Rossoff?
I received my BSEE at City College of New York in
1943. After that, I went on to the
Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn (now called Polytechnic University) to
work in the microwave lab under the leadership of the now legendary
Professor Ernst Weber. This was all
in support of the war effort. We
were a sub-contractor to the MIT Radiation Labs. I completed part-time work for an MSEE. After two brief work assignments in the
microwave field, I joined the Radio Receptor company in 1950. At first, I was given responsibility as
project engineer for a uhf transmitter for the Air Force, developing mostly
microwave hardware. Later, in 1953,
I joined the new Semiconductor Division.
At that time, the general manager of the Division was Dave DeWitt –
I reported to him, and had the title of Chief Applications Engineer. I remained at Radio Receptor in this
position until RR was bought out by General Instruments in 1957. I stayed with General Instruments, but
left the semiconductor business and moved back into GI’s military equipment
business as VP of Marketing for Defense Products.
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