I didn't know Bob Proebsting very well. When I met him in 1996, I didn't recognize his name. Even in the semiconductor industry, his name is not a household word, but I'm pretty sure that everyone reading this blog is using technology he invented.
I met Bob while I was working at Integrated Device Technology. He was consulting there at the time, and later became a vice president of the company. When we were introduced at a staff meeting, someone realized I didn't know who he was, and said simply, "He invented multiplexed DRAM addressing.&… Read more