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A research physicist engaged in integrated circuit research, he joined the electronics industry in 1959, and advanced through a succession of research and manufacturing posts in several companies that involved him with the design and manufacture of most types of semiconductor devices. In 1976, he founded VLSI Research (then called Technical Ventures). In 2002, he received the SEMI Bob Graham Award for outstanding contributions in the field of semiconductor equipment and materials marketing. Born in Oklahoma, his family moved to Hereford Texas (in the panhandle) when he was six years old. They eventually moved to Clovis, New Mexico, where he graduated from high school. He joined the Air Force during the Korean War, returned to Clovis. He attended Eastern New Mexico University in Portales, New Mexico where he studied physics and math. After graduation, he joined the RCA Corporation in Camden, New Jersey and did his Master?s work at Temple University, in Philadelphia, PA. He was in the advanced research department at RCA.