I think you mentioned that
you came to Motorola from Philco. What was your field of study and what
was the Motorola hiring process like?
At the University of Utah I graduated with a BSEE with communications options. In addition to the basic power
courses I had studies in circuit design, vacuum tube theory and practice
and lab work designing and construction basic communication circuitry. Upon
graduating I had another year on the GI Bill and I took some Master degree
courses although I did not complete the degree, These were mainly advanced
math, circuit theory, antenna design and one interesting course in designing
and making a vacuum tube.
The hiring process of Motorola
was quite simple. I was working with the 9th Naval district as a
Philco Tech Rep and had completed a project of designing physical layouts
of Naval electronic equipment for about six training centers scattered
around the Midwest. Philco then wanted to send me to serve aboard a ship in
the Atlantic. Being married with two small children the option was a no-no.
We were living in Waukegan at the time and we wanted to find a job out
west. I found an Ad in the Chicago Tribune announcing Electrical
Engineering openings at Motorola’s Military Research facility in Phoenix.
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