31 Dec '14, 7am

In Memory of Intersil co-founder John Hall

Quite un-noticed by the electronics industry and without much tribute, John H. Hall passed away on October 30, 2014. I met Hall at an Analog Aficionados dinner a few years ago and we sat down over a drink and I got to know him a bit. I was amazed at his many accomplishments that spanned his extensive career, not the least of which was co-founding Intersil! If you are wearing an electronic watch, or use a hand-held calculator, pocket paging device, electronic camera or heart pacemaker---let me introduce you to the creator of all those designs--- John H. Hall. Hall pioneered work in low power CMOS integrated circuit technology and his developments have advanced the state of electronics for the medical, military, telecommunications as well as other industries. Perhaps one of the most far reaching developments from Hall was his Tungsten Gate Merged BiCMOS which produces a fast...

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