Below are links to additional Oral History material
provided by Ralph Greenburg.
(Note: These articles by
Ralph Greenburg originally appeared in the Motorola Retirees Club
Newsletter, and are used with permission.)
provides a real “hands on” recollection of the early days of Motorola
with the Sharks
young Ralph Greenburg makes a presentation at an IRE regional conference in
1956 with Bill Shockley as one of the speakers.
Gives Hogan the Cold Shoulder
Motorola was a major manufacturer of a variety of semiconductor devices,
there was at least one unique semiconductor, “the Peltier cooler”, that was
never a Motorola product. Ralph’s comments on an early evaluation of this
product with Lester Hogan.
this article, Ralph highlights a few interesting “Motorola Semiconductor Applications
Seminars” that stand out from the many seminars he attended.
Adley's Electric Runabout
gas was inexpensive in the 1960s, one of the engineers in the Motorola
Semiconductor Application group developed an “Electric Runabout” using a
three-wheeled motorcycle and germanium power transistors. Ralph describes
this project and how it ended unexpectedly on the golf course.
solid state technology replaced vacuum tubes in many applications in the
1960s, Ralph describes an interesting and less than spectacular application.
To Greenburg Oral History, Page 12