My first assignments at RCA were at the David Sarnoff
Research Center in Princeton, and then in the Advanced Developmet
Department of Industrial Product
Division in Camden. I knew Slade,
Giacoletto, Lohman, et. al. but my activities didn't intersect much with
theirs. Also, they were fairly
experienced engineers while I was just fresh out of Purdue on the lowest
rung of the engineering ladder.
I started at RCA in March of '48, and was fortunate
to be assigned to transistor circuit development in September. (I seem to remember that BTL revealed
the transistor in Physical Review in July, not June, but could be wrong.)
Those early years activities at RCA were digital
computer related, so my transistor work was mostly on non-linear
circuits. In Advanced Development,
I was associated with Arthur Lo in some of that work. As he may have told you, Zawles,
Waldhauer (deceased) and Cheng, who collaborated with us on the book, were
in the Home Instruments Division.
Transistor Electronics was published by Prentice Hall
in the U.S., by MacMillan in the U.K., Spanish language in (I believe)
Argentina, and finally translated into Japanese by the head of the EE Dept.
at Tokyo University. As I
mentioned, we received no royalties from the Russian translation!
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