Mr. Gene P. Weckler has been
active in semiconductor technology since the late 1950s, with a career that
has taken him to such industry pioneering companies as Shockley Transistor
Corporation, Fairchild Semiconductor, and EG&G Reticon. His first major work assignment after
graduating with a BSEE from Utah State University in 1958 was as an
Applications Engineer at Shockley Transistor Corporation, an historic
company credited with many of the early important milestones in the
development of semiconductors and Silicon Valley.
In the 1960s, Gene was a Member
of the Technical Staff at Fairchild Semiconductor R&D Lab. During this time, Gene worked on the
development of processes and structures to improve silicon
photodetectors. His paper,
“Operation of p-n Junction Photodetectors in a Photon Flux Integrating
Mode” (Journal of Solid-State Circuits, 2-3, Sept 1967) is cited as the
original CMOS sensor paper. He has
since authored numerous technical papers and has been granted several U.S.
In the 1970s and 1980s, Gene was
the VP, Dir of Eng for EG&G Reticon, a firm he co-founded in 1971. He retired from EG&G in 1997 and has
since started Rad-icon, a producer of CMOS imagers and cameras.
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