Howard Moss - HoF

Summary : Howard Moss: For opening up western frontier of semiconductor industry to America

Howard Moss — HoF: For opening up western frontier of semiconductor industry to America’s space program

  • Charged with finding chips reliable enough to withstand rigors of space
    • None of eastern electronics companies made the grade
    • TI's Pat Haggerty demonstrated they could, with a transistor radio playing in a beaker of boiling water
      • An early proof of how consumer volumes could be used to yield extreme quality grades
    • Moss, then with the U.S. Army’s Signal Corp, had the guts to write a check to TI on the spot

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