Jack Kilby dead 803
there were frequently huge yield-volume issues ... i've observed some number of product sectors that had succesful vendors ... that were essentially ignored because of yield-volume and-or margin issues.
i've also seen what i consider more science, technology and engineering go into the manufacturing of product ... than might goe into the product itself. literature tends to have lots of stuff about various product technologies ... but not necessarily a whole lot about product manufactoring technology.
i once worked on a product in the mid-70s that was canceled (before announce) because it only showed $9B revenue over five years and was below the minimum threshold requirement of $10b over five years.
Jack Kilby dead 804
That's all :-) My original Pentel .5 mm was purchased around 1977. I thought I'd lost it around 1987 and replaced...
or have multi-megapixel CCDs. in the mid-80s, I got asked to spend time on what was then called Berkeley 10m (now called Keck 10m .. and they have built a second one). at the time, as part of the effort, they were testing 200x200 (40k pixels) ccd array at lick observatory ... and some talk about maybe being able to get a 400x400 (160k pixels) for testing. there was an industry rumor that possibly spielberg might have a 2kx2k ccd that he was testing.