Monday, November 10, 2003

Oldest living start-up tells all | CNET

Oldest living start-up tells all | CNET "The nugget of innovation that semiconductor company RFco is trying to commercialize has its roots in the mid-1990's. The search for venture financing took more than two years, and the company's top five executives are all about 60 years old.

'This is probably the oldest start-up ever funded,' said Rich Forte, 60, the chief executive of RFco.

Jim Kubinec, the 63-year-old chief technology officer, recalls being recruited to Fairchild Semiconductor in 1964 by Robert Noyce, co-inventor of the integrated circuit and later a founder of Intel. A Stanford-educated electrical engineer, Kubinec at the time left a job at Lockheed to take a chance on the fledgling semiconductor business"

Hmm, programming RF chips. Sounds pretty sweet. With these and Crusue, we've got two of the more important parts of an AI.

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