I stayed in this position
with General Instruments until 1968, and then moved on to Grumman as staff
to the Chief Engineer for the Apollo Space program. This was an extremely exciting position
and I enjoyed it very much. I
stayed there until 1972. At that point, I became the Assistant to the
President of Brooklyn Polytechnic and have stayed at the University ever
since, retiring in 1987, but continuing to the present as a consultant.
Can you describe your
work at Radio Receptor when you started in semiconductors?
When I started in 1953, I
really had no past experience with transistors – the technology was very
new. I remember reading a story
about transistors in the NY Times – that was the extent of my prior
exposure. At the time, Bill Harding
was running the lab, Paul Petrack was in charge of production, and Herman
Fialkov was the Chief Mechanical and Production engineer. Dave DeWitt
supplied the technical leadership to this operation. Dave was a Renaissance man, extremely
intelligent and knowledgeable in many areas. He was a very good friend of mine and, in many ways, a
mentor, much my senior.
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