Paul Castrucci '56 will talk about the Golden Age of Big Blue

May 12, 2011 12:50 PM–1:50 PM

Paul Castrucci ’56 will return to campus Thursday, May 19 to talk about the Golden Age of IBM.

Castrucci will talk about “Making Memories, IBM’s Golden Age from 1965-1990,” at 12:50 p.m. in Olin 115. The lecture is being sponsored by the Chemistry and Physics departments.

As an engineer and manager at IBM, Castrucci led a revolution in integrated circuit memories between 1965 and 1990. The memories that he and his team invented, developed and manufactured produced a major paradigm shift in computer storage that would change the industry and set the stage for current computer memory technology. Castrucci is an active alumnus who in retirement continues as a consultant and director for a number of technology initiatives. His talk will be based on his book with the same title.


Olin 115