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Gary Boone papers
X6996.2014  
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Description
The Gary Boone papers focus on microprocessor inventor Gary Boone's work as a chip designer, primarily as it pertains to patents on which he was named. While employed at Texas Instruments, Boone worked on two pioneering chips: the TMX-1795 and the TMS-0100. While the collection contains little information about Boone's work designing chips at TI, it holds significant material related to lawsuits over microprocessor patents, on which Boone often served as an expert witness. In addition to professional material, the Gary Boone papers include some personal documents such as correspondence, diaries, and journals, as well as A/V materials, software, oversized drawings, and photographs.
Background
Gary Boone was a microprocessor inventor and patent expert. Boone was born April 8, 1945 in Canton, Ohio. He received his electrical engineering degree in 1967 from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. He worked at a number of companies including Collins Radio in Iowa, Texas Instruments in Houston, Lintronix in Cupertino, Ford Motor Company in Dearborn, and United Technologies Microelectronics Center in Colorado Springs before ultimately starting his own company, Micro Methods, in 1982, working as a consultant on patent projects and design projects.
Extent
42.75 Linear feet, 31 record cartons and 1 oversize box
Restrictions
The Computer History Museum (CHM) can only claim physical ownership of the collection. Users are responsible for satisfying any claims of the copyright holder. Requests for copying and permission to publish, quote, or reproduce any portion of the Computer History Museum's collection must be obtained jointly from both the copyright holder (if applicable) and the Computer History Museum.
Availability
The collection is open for research. However, the collection may require review by CHM staff before viewing.