EARLY TRANSISTOR HISTORY AT

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS

Mary Anne Potter

 

Oral History Mary Anne Potter

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The designs are unbelievably complex compared to those I first worked on. But design, process, and product engineers today still need to have a sound background in problem solving techniques and scientific method along with a willingness to venture into the unknown and try new ideas. Good critical thinking skills are still necessary for managers, engineers, supervisors, and support people. Each person in such an effort needs to be valued as a contributor to the success of the whole. This was important in the 60s and is even more important today.

 

I cannot imagine a career any more interesting than mine has been thanks to the explosion of the IC market and all of the technology challenges that have been driven by that market as well as to all of the truly interesting people Ive been fortunate enough to work with. Opportunity abounded --and still does.

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Oral History Mary Anne Potter

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These are samples of Solid Circuits from the 1960s, similar to those discussed by Ms. Potter in the Oral History. Some of these types of integrated circuits were sold for over $100 each and TIs early lead in this technology generated substantial revenue for the company.

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