Archive for Their Stories

Engineers and tradespeople share their stories around the nuts and bolts working with technology and wisdom learned from their experience.

One of these things is not like the others

Growing up I heard the story of the Archimedes and his …

I Need Her Feedback

Pete Magnani managed the technical training classes at IBM’s mid-Hudson Valley sites. He had created the test training class due …

On Willamette we proved that AC I/O loopback testing worked. The AC I/O loopback provided the designers margin. I had …

With AC I/O Loopback test method Intel, had embarked upon not relying upon Automatic Test Equipment (ATE) to explicitly test …

Pathfinding at a technology company can be considered a form of research—research on an explicit engineering problem. Often it can …

From “Computer-aided Design for VLSI Circuit Manufacturability”; W. Mally, Proceedings of the IEEE, 1990 vol 78, Issue 2

While Spass …

Measurements have errors due to accuracy and precision of the equipment. In semiconductor testing, when setting a pass/fail limit one …

 

In the Fall of 1988 I started my PhD studies in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. …

Doug, the P54CS memory design manager, stated numerous times to not fail a good cell. My mantra during the design …

Programming has never been my favorite task as an engineer. It may relate to the fact that each new project …