Honoring The Creators Of The Computerized World
By Frederick E. Allen
Robert Bower hadn't seen Andrew Grove in almost 40 years. That time they had almost come to blows. It was in Paris, in 1970, when they were in a panel discussion together. Grove suggested that just because Bower invented the self-aligned-gate MOSFET transistor--one of the building blocks of the information world--it didn't mean he had done the important work in making it important and successful. That led to a heated argument between the two men. Then they raised their fists at each other....
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