Archive for Their Stories

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

 

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 …

My graduate school applications resulted in several PhD programs to choose from. Naturally, I visited each school. After an eight-hour …

After successful deployment of AC I/O loopback for single-ended interfaces, we rapidly had to prepare for High Speed I/O (HSIO) …

In one’s engineering career the opportunity to work on a Sexy Hard Problem may occur only once. Your chances increase …

Variety of defects found in semiconductor manufacturing

Pursuing a PhD in engineering requires perseverance, and having a purpose helps when …

My parents instilled in my siblings and me the value of hard work. I worked hard at school, and when …

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I had approximately 500 Pentium (P54CS) parts that uniquely failed the Weak Write Test Mode (WWTM.)  In the lab I …

Air travelers queue at border passport control.

Upon my arrival at Dulles International Airport, my escort met me at the gate with the wheelchair. As we approached …