Gordon A. Campbell - HoF

Summary : Gordon A. Campbell is the father of the fabless semiconductor industry
Gordon A. Campbell - HoF

Inducted 2016, when the HoF was opened beyond Chip Making to include people who changed the business

Gordon A. Campbell is the father of the fabless semiconductor industry

  • Co-founded Chips and Technologies in 1985
    • First successful fabless company
  • Created the fabless business model
    • It would be cloned to create an entire industry
    • Made the foundry model possible
  • Proved the fabless model worked in large markets
    • Ultimately became larger than what a single fab could fill
    • It blew the PC up into an open horizontal standard
      • to drive volume via a SoC chip set model
  • Resisted turning to an IDM model

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