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Five years ago, people were crying and feeling the Japanese were about to take over the Earth. I don't hear that kind of talk anymore.
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How are we doing in the electronics field as opposed to, you know, we hear how advanced the Japanese are? Do you think we're still pretty competitive? Oh, yes.
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I don't really know what these will be, but I'm sure that there will be a lot of them because it is basic and powerful.
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I feel my story has been exercised very thoroughly and very frequently.
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I think I thought it would be important for electronics as we knew it then, but that was a much simpler business and electronics was mostly radio and television and the first computers.
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I think it's doing very well. I'm pleased to see the concentration on semiconductors. I think this will help.
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I think the varied backgrounds in the beginning were a plus. It took a while for people to understand what they were trying to do and get started, but it did provide for a lot of new ideas.
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I think they now have a very good position. Their digital signal processing is right in the mainstream of the future development.
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I'm doing a little consulting. I'm somewhat retired, still a director of a company or two.
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I'm sure there will continue to be exciting new products and major changes, but it looks as if the existing technology has a great deal of room to grow and prosper.
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If they had really wanted to do that, they probably could have done many of those functions with discrete components.
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It was really a very small company when I started and it changed very rapidly during those first periods.
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It's also somewhat in the center of a number of things that will be useful to the company.
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It's true that the original idea was mine, but what you see today is the work of probably tens of thousands of the world's best engineers, all concentrating on improving the product, reducing the cost, things of that sort.
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My own interest developed because I thought it was a fascinating subject and something I wanted to pursue.
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People were drawn into the field with a very wide variety of backgrounds, some physicists, some electrical engineers.
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Somewhere in that 20-year period, I would assume that there will be some basically new approach that will begin to cut into it, but it's got a long time.
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Space was of interest, but a major driving factor was the interest in the military, which had much broader, more diverse needs, more urgency with it.
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The first calculators tended to sell for $400 or $500. Today, you can get a pretty good one for 4 or $5.
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The groups that have awarded them are all a little different. It's a little hard to single out any one for that, but I think the dedication of this building would have to go toward the top of the list.
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The number of parts that were required were just prohibitive.
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There was a space program before there was integrated circuits.
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They were the largest semiconductor maker in the world up until about 1980. I'm not sure that that can be re-gained again, but their progress in the last few years has been very impressive.
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They would have, perhaps a few gates or perhaps be connected into a flip-flop, maybe a half-dozen transistors.
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They're very strong in memory. Didn't do very much in microprocessors or digital signal processing.
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This could be done in part, because the equipment was very inexpensive. Not much money was involved in tooling so that basic changes of that type could be accomplished.
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Today, people tend to concentrate very heavily on a given area, metal etching or one of the types of lithography.
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Today, people tend to credit me with having the original idea and made the first circuits.
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Well, it's very dangerous to project, but it's clear that the existing technology has some more years to go.
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Well, the big products in electronics in the '50s were radio and television. The first big computers were just beginning to come in and represented the most logical market for us to work in.
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Well, the thought that everybody might have a personal computer at their desk or their home was certainly not on the mainstream of anybody's activity at that time.
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Well, there's a lot of water under the dam since that time and it's hard to take any direct credit for the TI of today.
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