Bob Huston (2006)

Summary : Bob Huston (2006) was both a modern Nick DeWolf and a west coast version; he was legendary inside the test industry

Bob Huston died in 2006

Bob Huston (2006) was both a modern Nick DeWolf and a west coast version; he was legendary inside the test industry

  • Bob had an ability to get inside the machine, to think like the machine, to be one with the soul of the machine
    • He invented Shmoo plotting, a huge testing advance for memories
    • But his legend really comes from his ability to solve customer application problems: ones that without a solution, the product would have never made it to market
      • He would guide the tester through the chip, searching, and finding faults no one else could
    • The biggest block-buster chip of the last three decades has to be Intel’s 386 microprocessor. Intel could not figure out how to reliably test it and Bob did
      • Intel was grateful enough to shower Trillium with all its 386 tester business
  • Without Bob, our industry would be much smaller
  • Few can say they engineered global success three times
  • Bob Huston is proof of the immense power of the individual contribution

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