The Turn Around at Fairchild Test Systems Group

Summary : Jim Bowen talks about how he took Fairchild Test Systems Group from a money loser to the world's largest semiconductor equipment company during the seventies and how mismanagement led to its destruction after he left.

Jim Bowen talks about how he took Fairchild Test Systems Group from a money loser to the world’s largest semiconductor equipment company during the seventies and how mismanagement led to its destruction after he left. This three part interview covers the turn around, building FTSG into a global giant, and lessons learned. In it, Jim discloses his basic rules for a tech turn-around and how to properly blend acquisition and internal development strategies.

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