|Birth Day:||November 26, 1924|
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He earned a Ph.D. from Stanford before working at Shockley Semiconductor Laboratory for Beckman Instruments. He left with other scientists and formed Fairchild Semiconductor corporation. During his time as a teacher at Stanford he published a textbook, Introduction to Integrated Circuits.
Grinich received a bachelor's degree from the University of Washington in 1946 and a master's degree in 1949, and then earned a Ph.D. in 1951 from Stanford University.
Grinich left Fairchild in 1968 to study computer science while teaching electrical engineering at UC Berkeley. He later taught at Stanford University as well. In 1975, he published a textbook, Introduction to Integrated Circuits.
In 1978, he was appointed chief executive officer of Identronix, a company that pioneered Radio-frequency identification systems, which are now used extensively in anti-theft tags. In 1985, Grinich founded and became CEO of Escort Memory Systems to commercialize RFID tags for industrial applications. EMS was acquired by Datalogic in 1989.
In 1993, he co-founded Arkos Design, a manufacturer of emulators. The company was acquired by Synopsys in 1995. Grinich retired in 1997 and died of prostate cancer in 2000, three weeks before his 76th birthday.
Currently, Victor Grinich is 98 years, 0 months and 6 days old. Victor Grinich will celebrate 99th birthday on a Sunday 26th of November 2023.
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