The Chip Warriors
The Chip Warriors: Bonus episode - Taiwan

The Chip Warriors: Bonus episode - Taiwan

April 25, 2021

Taiwan's Chip Warriors - Host Craig Addison and guest Alan Patterson discuss the role of Taiwan's chip warriors in the "miracle" that saw an impoverished island become a global semiconductor powerhouse. Includes previously recorded interviews with Morris Chang (TSMC), Chintay Shih (RCA Project/ITRI), C.Y. Lu (ERSO/SubMicron Project) and Lih J. Chen (National Tsinghua U).

The Chip Warriors: Episode 5 - War Stories (Preview)

The Chip Warriors: Episode 5 - War Stories (Preview)

November 7, 2020

Episode 5, War Stories - Industry pioneers like Nick DeWolf (Teradyne), Lionel Kattner (Signetics), Morris Chang (TSMC), Mike McNeally (Applied Materials) and Jim Bagley (Lam Research) recall some of the highs and lows in building their companies – and how they lived to fight another day. Listen to the whole episode with this link: https://www.podbean.com/premium-podcast/thechipwarriors/6jAXk9izDun3

The Chip Warriors: Episode 4- The Dealmakers

The Chip Warriors: Episode 4- The Dealmakers

November 7, 2020

Episode 4, The Dealmakers - Find out why one of the earliest dedicated equipment companies (Cobilt) was broken up by its East Coast parent, hear the inside story behind the KLA-Tencor merger, and learn about two big deals that almost happened.

The Chip Warriors: Episode 3 - Losing Lithography (Preview)

The Chip Warriors: Episode 3 - Losing Lithography (Preview)

November 7, 2020
Episode 3, Losing Lithography - Hear first hand how the US invented, then lost, the most important part of the semiconductor manufacturing process. Listen to the whole episode with this link:
The Chip Warriors - audio trailer

The Chip Warriors - audio trailer

October 4, 2020

Trailer - The Chip Warriors audio documentary, presented as a 5-part podcast series, features stories from America's semiconductor industry pioneers - told in their own voices.

The Chip Warriors: Episode 2 - The First Chip War

The Chip Warriors: Episode 2 - The First Chip War

October 2, 2020

Episode 2, The First Chip War - Those on the frontline in the semiconductor battle with Japan in the 1980s recall their experiences - and how America eventually prevailed. Although Japan was considered an economic threat at the time, it was nonetheless a US allay and a democracy. China, under communist rule, is seen by Washington as a triple threat: economically, militarily and ideologically.

The Chip Warriors: Episode 1 - The Secret Weapon

The Chip Warriors: Episode 1 - The Secret Weapon

September 30, 2020

Episode 1, The Secret Weapon - Industry legends like William Shockley, Jay Last, Morris Chang, Jack Kilby and Gordon Moore describe in their own words the challenges they faced in developing America's semiconductor industry. The technology they invented in the second half of the 20th century has given the United States a secret weapon in the cold war of the 21st Century.

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