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).
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
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.
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.
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.