Destiny is an oral history told in the words of the principals
who created the ASIC industry. Rob Walker is the first "insider" to write
a non-fiction book about the people of the semiconductor industry. Walker,
a Silicon Valley technologist for the last 30 years is a founder of LSI
Logic, a billion dollar semiconductor company based in Silicon Valley.
Silicon Destiny is a hardbound, 280-page book complete with
8 pages of photos. The book can be ordered directly by contacting Walker
Research Associates. The worldwide price is $29.95 postpaid: checks
Walker and other semiconductor veterans recount the good times of start-ups
and the high growth as well as the bad times of layoffs and failures while
growing the ASIC market.
Wilf Corrigan describes the factors which led him to build semiconductor
manufacturing capability in England, Germany and later to close them.
Joe Costello shares his vision of Cadence and the secrets of successful
Jack Carsten recounts technical and business factors which derail Intel's
entry into the ASIC marketplace.