Guide to the Don Liddie papers on Signetics

Sara Chabino Lott
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Guide to the Don Liddie papers on Signetics

Collection number: 102708137

Computer History Museum
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Sara Chabino Lott
Date Completed:
November 2008
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Guide to the Don Liddie papers on Signetics
Dates: 1961-2006
Bulk Dates: 1975-1992
Collection number: 102708137
Creator: Liddie, Donald F., 1930-2008
Collection Size: 42 linear feet 37 boxes
Repository: Computer History Museum
Mountain View, CA 94043
Abstract: The Don Liddie papers on Signetics contain the professional papers of Don Liddie, a Signetics employee from 1963 through 1995. The collection documents the corporate culture of the semiconductor industry and Silicon Valley from the late 1960s through the mid 1990s. Types of material include memoranda, correspondence, newsletters, policy manuals, procedure manuals, promotional material, data books, annual reports, organizational charts, business plans, photographs, and scrapbooks.
Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

Access

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

The Computer History Museum can only claim physical ownership of the collection. Users are responsible for satisfying any claims of the copyright holder. Permission to copy or publish any portion of the Computer History Museum's collection must be given by the Computer History Museum.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of Item], [Date], Guide to the Don Liddie papers on Signetics, X4609.2008, Box[#], Folder[#] Computer History Museum, Mountain View, California.

Provenance

The Don Liddie papers were donated by Don Liddie to the Computer History Museum in 2008. These are the papers Don Liddie collected during his thirty-five year career working at Signetics.

Biography/Organization History

Biography / Administrative History

Signetics, a contraction of Signal Network Electronics, was founded in 1961 in Mountain View, California by former Fairchild employees David Allison, David James, Lionel Kartner and Mark Weisenstein. It was the first company in the world established expressly to make and sell integrated circuits (IC). Within a year of its founding, the company's first family of bipolar digital diode transistor logic circuits had gained market acceptance and were finding initial application in military and space systems. Signetics was the first IC company to receive both Minuteman approval (1967) and NASA line certification 1970). Among the company's early innovations were the 555 timer, Dolby circuits, and the programmable read-only memory.

Chronology

1930 July 23 Donald Ferguson Liddie is born in Newark, New Jersey
1952 Liddie graduates from LeHigh University with a BS in Industrial Engineering
1952 June-1954 Aug. Liddie is Industrial Engineer, Western Electric Company
1954 Aug.-1956 Aug. Liddie is Assistant Industrial Engineer, Edgewood Arsenal U.S. Army Chemical Center
1956 Aug.-1959 June Liddie is Senior Industrial Engineer, Corning Glass Works
1959 June-1961 Sept. Liddie is Plant Industrial Engineer, Corning Glass Works
1961 Sept.-1963 Sept. Liddie is Plant Supervisor-Administrative Services, Corning Glass Works
1961 Sept. 12 Signetics is founded by former Fairchild employees Dave Allison, David James, Lionel Katttner and Mark Weissenstern
1962 Construction of first Signetics plant is completed, Sunnyvale, California
1962 Nov. Corning Glass Works (CGW) acquires a 51% equity position in Signetics
1963 Sept. 1 Liddie is first CGW employee to transfer to Signetics
1963 Sept.-1966 Jan. Liddie is Manager, Manufacturing at Signetics
1964 Dec. Corning Glass Works increases their equity position to 82%
1966 Jan.-1968 Dec. Liddie is Manager, Corporate Services at Signetics
1966 Aug. 9 First off-site branch product assembly plant opens in Provo, Utah. It is the first IC assembly plant located outside the Santa Clara Valley
1966 Sept. Signetics Korea Co., Ltd. (Sig-Kor) is founded in Seoul, South Korea. It is the first low-cost production facility to both assemble and test ICs in Asia
1968-1969 Signetics International Corporation is established in anticipation of the emergence of overseas markets
1969 Jan-1980 April Liddie is President, Signetics International Corporation
1969 May EFTA plant opens in Linlithgow, Scotland
1969 Sept. Assembly and test plant opens in Noerdlingen, West Germany
Early 1970s High volume assembly and test plant opens in Setubal, Portugal
1973 Nov. 2 Initial public offering of 1.3 million shares of common stock at $17/share. This reduces CGW ownership from 92% to 70%
1974 March 28 Registered Signetics Thailand Co., Ltd. (Sig-Thai). Assembly and test operations begin in Bangkok, Thailand
1975 June 5 Merger with U.S. Philips Corporation a wholly-owned subsidiary of N.V. Philips of the Netherlands, at $8/share
1975 Dec.-1984 Jan. Liddie is Vice President, Corporate Services at Signetics
1976 Jan. Signetics Japan, Ltd begins operations
1976 April Linlithgow plant closes and is sold to Sun Microsystems
  Setubal, Portugal plant closes
1978 March 29 Signetics Filippinas (Sig-Fil) incorporated in Manila, the Philippines
1981 March Signetics has 21 operating buildings in Sunnyvale/Santa Clara, California area
1982 March Official operations begin in a new Albuquerque, New Mexico plant
1983 Manila plant is sold
1983 Nov. 7 Sale of Signetics Gmbh to SES employees is announced
1984 Jan.-1992 Dec. Liddie is Vice President, Human Resources and Administration at Signetics
1985 Signetics is the first IC company to announce a zero defects warranty on all products
  Sig-Fil closes
1988 Jan. 1 Signetics merged into North American Philips Corporation (NAPC)
1991 Jan. 1 Signetics is a wholly owned subsidiary of NAPC
1992 Feb. Closure of Orem, Utah plant by year end is announced
1992 July Signetics Corporation, a division of North American Philips Corporation, changes its name to Philips Semiconductors
1993 Jan.-1995 Aug. Liddie is appointed Executive Vice President and Chairman, Management Committee Philips Semiconductors
1995 Aug. Liddie retires after 39 years
2008 April 14 Don Liddie passes away at his home in Saratoga, California

Scope and Content of Collection

The Don Liddie papers on Signetics contain the professional records of Don Liddie. The records span 1961 through 2006 with the bulk of the collection spanning 1975 through 1992, when Lidde was Vice President of Corporate Services and then Vice President of Human Resources and Administration at Signetics. Signetics merged with Philips in 1975, from that date forward in the collection Philips material appears. Items of note include a nearly complete run of Probe, the Signetics newsletter, as well as a series of scrapbooks, which Liddie created to document the history of Signetics. The scrapbooks contain especially unique material related to Signetics' international plants. Of special interest to engineers are data books and failure analysis handbooks.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged in 5 series:
  • Series 1: Office Files
  • Series 2: Printed
  • Series 3: Signetics History Scrapbooks
  • Series 4: Audiovisual and Oversize Materials
  • Series 5: Ephemera
Unless otherwise noted dates are inclusive. Unless otherwise noted in the series and subseries descriptions the original order has been maintained.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Liddie, Donald F., 1930-2008
Signetics (Firm)
Philips Semiconductors
Semiconductor industry

Separated Material

Physical objects and media were separated from the collection. These include T-shirts, mugs, paperweights, banners, a commemorative vase, audio cassettes, and VHS tapes. To view catalog records for the physical objects and media items go to the CHM website at http://archive.computerhistory.org/search .
Serials that were moved to the library:
  • Electronic buyer's news extra March 4, 1996
  • Electronic buyer's news Issue 615A September 1988
  • Who's who in high-tech: a directory of high-ranking executives in Silicon Valley February 1992, and February 1993
  • Bay area market fact guide, 1996
  • Electronic engineering times, Issue 503A September 1988
Monographs that were moved to the library:
  • High tech: window to the future, 1985
  • Individual freedom in the non-union plant, 1967
  • Industrial relations in the non-union plant, 1960
  • Invention of LOCOS, 1991
  • Marketing high technology: an insider's view, 1986
  • Philips: brand book, 2002
  • Quality is free: the art of making quality certain, 1979
  • Science and serendipity: a half century of innovation at SYNTEX, 1994
  • Sum that is Philips, 1983
  • Transitor: dawn of a new era, 1997
  • Occupational medicine: the microelectronics industry, 1986

Collection Contents

box 1-26

Office files 1968-2006

Collector: Liddie, Donald F., 1930-2008

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series includes records created by Liddie in his capacity as President of Signetics International Corporation (1969 -1980), Vice President of Corporate Services (1975-1984), Vice President of Human Resources (1984-1992), and Executive Vice President (1993-1995), as well as records created by all the departments that reported to Liddie. The organizational structure of Signetics changed over the years as the company grew and underwent changes in ownership. Therefore, the names of departments and positions can vary from year to year. While the specific names may have changed the functions that were under Liddie's supervision were consistent and have been identified. While Liddie was Vice President of Corporate Services these functions were Division Controller, Quality and Reliability, Facilities, Industrial Relations, and Information Systems. While Liddie was Vice President of Human Resources and Administration the functions that reported to him were Benefits and Compensation, Corporate Employment, Corporate Security, Health and Safety, Mail Services, Facilities and Maintenance, Employee Development, Labor and Union Relations, Government and Community Affairs, Organizational Development, Human Resource Management, Employee Relations, Quality Improvement, and General Counsel. Types of material in this series include memoranda, correspondence, in-house reports, manuals, policies and clippings. Some topics of interest in this series include issues surrounding the introduction of personal computers to workstations and the proposal and implementation of an electronic mail system, both during the 1980s. Other significant topics include groundwater safety.

Arrangement

This series is arranged in 5 subseries:
  • Outgoing Memoranda and Correspondence
  • Corporate Subject Files
  • Operations
  • Policies and Procedure
  • Planning
  • Workshops and Training
box 1-6

Outgoing memoranda and correspondence 1968-1995 1979-1995

Subseries Scope and Content Summary

Outgoing Memoranda and Correspondence 1968-1995, bulk 1979-1995 This subseries is comprised of copies of Liddie's outgoing memorandum with any referenced documentation included. There is a small amount of incoming memoranda and incoming and outgoing correspondence interfiled. This subseries covers all topics under Liddie's responsibility including budget, production, civic involvement, health and safety, travel, expenses, performance, incentives, personal objectives, sales, facilities, benefits, compensation, headcount, committees, and management philosophy. Types of material filed with the memoranda include operations summaries, status reports, meeting agendas and committee minutes. Liddie called this subseries of records "chronological files."

Arrangement

This subseries is arranged chronologically with a small amount of memoranda and correspondence received from various colleagues filed alphabetically at the end.
 

102700024 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence 1968

 

102700025 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence 1969

 

102700026 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence 1970

 

102700027 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence 1971

 

102700029 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence 1972

 

102700030 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence 1973

 

102700031 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence 1974

 

102700032 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence 1975

 

102700033 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence 1976

 

102700034 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence 1977

 

102700035 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence 1978

 

102700036 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence 1979-01

 

102700037 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence 1979-07

 

102700039 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence 1980-01

 

102700038 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence 1980-05

 

102700040 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence 1980-08

 

102700041 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence 1981-01

 

102700042 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence 1981-03

 

102700043 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence 1981-09

 

102700044 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence 1982-01

 

102700045 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence 1982-05

 

102700046 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence 1983-01

 

102700050 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence 1983-02

 

102700047 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence 1983-07

 

102700048 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence 1983-10

 

102700049 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence 1984-01

 

102700051 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence 1984-03

 

102700052 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence 1984-04

 

102700053 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence 1984-05

 

102700054 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence 1984-06

 

102700055 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence 1984-07

 

102700056 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence 1984-08

 

102700057 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence 1984-09

 

102700058 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence 1984-10

 

102700059 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence 1984-11

 

102700060 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence 1984-12

 

102700061 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence 1985-01

 

102700062 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence 1985-02

 

102700063 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence 1985-03

 

102700064 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence 1985-04

 

102700065 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence 1985-05

 

102700066 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence 1985-06

 

102700067 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence 1985-07

 

102700068 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence 1985-08

 

102700069 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence 1985-09

 

102700070 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence 1985-10

 

102700071 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence 1985-11

 

102700072 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence 1985-12

 

102700073 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence 1986-01

 

102700074 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence 1986-02

 

102700075 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence 1986-03

 

102700076 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence 1986-04

 

102700077 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence 1986-05

 

102700078 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence 1986-06

 

102700079 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence 1986-07

 

102700080 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence 1986-08

 

102700081 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence 1986-09

 

102700082 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence 1986-10

 

102700083 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence 1986-11

 

102700084 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence 1986-12

 

102700095 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence 1987-01

 

102700085 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence 1987-02

 

102700086 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence 1987-03

 

102700087 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence 1987-04

 

102700088 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence 1987-05

 

102700089 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence 1987-06

 

102700090 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence 1987-07

 

102700091 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence 1987-08

 

102700092 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence 1987-09

 

102700093 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence 1987-10

 

102700094 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence 1987-11

 

102700096 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence 1988-01

 

102700097 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence 1988-02

 

102700098 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence 1988-03

 

102700099 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence 1988-04

 

102700100 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence 1988-05

 

102700101 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence 1988-06

 

102700102 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence 1988-07

 

102700103 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence 1988-08

 

102700104 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence 1988-09

 

102700105 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence 1988-10

 

102700106 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence 1988-11

 

102700107 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence 1988-12

 

102700108 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence 1989-01

 

102700109 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence 1989-02

 

102700111 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence 1989-03

 

102700110 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence 1989-03

 

102700112 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence 1989-05

 

102700113 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence 1989-06

 

102700114 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence 1989-07

 

102700115 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence 1989-08

 

102700116 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence 1989-09

 

102700117 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence 1989-10

 

102700118 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence 1989-11

 

102700119 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence 1989-12

 

102700120 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence 1990-01

 

102700121 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence 1990-02

 

102700122 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence 1990-03

 

102700123 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence 1990-04

 

102700124 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence 1990-05

 

102700125 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence 1990-06

 

102700126 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence 1990-07

 

102700127 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence 1990-08

 

102700128 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence 1990-09

 

102700129 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence 1990-10

 

102700130 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence 1990-11

 

102700131 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence 1990-12

 

102700132 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence 1991-01

 

102700133 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence 1991-02

 

102700134 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence 1991-03

 

102700135 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence 1991-04

 

102700136 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence 1991-05

 

102700137 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence 1991-06

 

102700138 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence 1991-07

 

102700139 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence 1991-08

 

102700140 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence 1991-09

 

102700141 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence 1991-10

 

102700142 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence 1991-11

 

102700143 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence 1991-12

 

102700144 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence 1992-01

 

102700145 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence 1992-02

 

102700146 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence 1992-03

 

102700147 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence 1992-04

 

102700148 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence 1992-05

 

102700149 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence 1992-06

 

102700150 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence 1992-07

 

102700151 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence 1992-08

 

102700152 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence 1992-09

 

102700153 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence 1992-10

 

102700154 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence 1992-11

 

102700155 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence 1992-12

 

102700156 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence 1993-01

 

102700157 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence 1993-02

 

102700158 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence 1993-03

 

102700159 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence 1993-04

 

102700160 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence 1993-05

 

102700161 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence 1993-06

 

102700162 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence 1993-07

 

102700163 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence 1993-08

 

102700164 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence 1993-09

 

102700165 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence 1993-10

 

102700166 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence 1993-11

 

102700167 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence 1993-12

 

102700168 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence 1994-01

 

102700169 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence 1994-02

 

102700170 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence 1994-03

 

102700171 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence 1994-04

 

102700172 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence 1994-05

 

102700173 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence 1994-06

 

102700174 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence 1994-07

 

102700175 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence 1994-08

 

102700176 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence 1994-09

 

102700177 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence 1994-10

 

102700178 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence 1994-11

 

102700179 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence 1995-01

 

102700180 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence 1995-02

 

102700181 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence 1995-03

 

102700182 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence 1995-04

 

102700183 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence 1995-05

 

102700184 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence 1995-06

 

102700191 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence miscellaneous 1985-1989

 

102700028 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence, Aanestad, Don 1971

 

102700187 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence, Harwood, C.C. 1985

 

102700189 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence, Pike, Jerry 1985

 

102700186 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence, Elliott, Ord 1985-1986

 

102700190 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence, Stokes, Jim 1985-1986

 

102700185 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence, Chadwick, Robert 1987-1989

 

102700188 Outgoing memoranda and correspondence, Neumann, Norman 1988

box 6-18, 20-22

Corporate subject files 1963-2006 1965-1999

Subseries Scope and Content Summary

Corporate Subject Files 1963-2006, bulk 1965-1999 This subseries includes incoming memoranda and correspondence, internal reports, clippings, invitations, and organizational charts. All of Liddie's subject files dated prior to 1978 that were stored in off-site record storage were destroyed as part of Signetics' records management program. Other subject files stored off-site that were destroyed include compensation files, telecommunication 1975-1983, Corporate Information Systems 1979-1987, Golden Gate Working Committee, Presentations 1979-1983, Corporate Services 1976-1980, Industrial Relations 1976-1980 and ORDAP.

Arrangement

Liddie had an alphabetical arrangement to his subject files while in use, but due to the destruction of many records, and the storage of some records off-site and some in his p>office, an original order was no longer in place. Therefore, an alphabetical arrangement has been reconstructed using Liddie's original subject headings whenever possible.
 

102700372 Albuquerque plant information 1991

 

102700227 American Electronics Association - Congressman Hoekstra letter 1998

 

102700226 American Electronics Association (AEA) - Membership fees 1989-1992

 

102700228 American Electronics Association (AEA) - Reports 2001

 

102700433 Annual report - Corning Glass Works (CGW) 1967-1975

 

102700402 Annual report - Signetics 1969-1974

 

102700218 Association membership fees and contributions 1987-1992

 

102700345 Baldrige Award 1989-1991

 

102700344 Baldrige self-assessment and implementation 1990

 

102700346 Baldrige -Strategic quality planning - Public responsibility 1990

 

102700270 Benefits - Employee 1984-1989 ca.

 

102700447 Book-to-Bill 1995-1996

 

102700448 Book-to-Bill - Historical 1981-2002

 

102700246 Brand name/Identity shift 1987-1992

 

102700392 Business plan 1980-1983 1979-12-19

 

102700268 Car policy - Executive 1989-1994

 

102700269 Car policy - Sales personnel 1985-1992

 

102700192 Charitable contributions 1976-2001

 

102700313 Chief accounting officer - Recruiting 1995

 

102700312 Chief accounting officer - Recruiting - Keith O'Leary 1995

 

102700440 Christophe Lécuyer - Correspondence [Christophe Lecuyer] 2001-2006

 

102700441 Christophe Lécuyer - Making Silicon Valley - Draft [Christophe Lecuyer] 1999-08

 

102700238 Communications 1994-1995

 

102700216 Community Action Task Force 1994

 

102700199 Community and government affairs 1981-1984

 

102700201 Community and government affairs 1982

 

102700200 Community and government affairs 1983

 

102700202 Community and government affairs 1996-1999

 

102700194 Community and government relations 1980-1981

 

102700193 Community and government relations 1981

 

102700197 Community and government relations - Congressional visits 1990-1998

 

102700196 Community and government relations - Political contributions 1994

 

102700198 Community and government relations - Robert Chadwick 1984-1990

 

102700341 Company goals 1992

 

102700208 Company senior manager meetings - Management Committee 1995-1997

 

102700209 Company senior manager meetings - Management Committee meeting Jan. 15, 1996 re: government and community affairs 1995-1996

 

102700207 Company senior manager meetings - Product Policy Coordinating Committee; Management Committee; Management Team 1982-1992

 

102700281 Company staff - Committee and meeting membership 1984-1989

 

102700280 Company staff - Committee and meeting membership 1989-1990

 

102700279 Company staff - Committee and meeting membership 1990

 

102700275 Compensation - Philosophy 1984

 

102700288 Competitive Lasting Advantage through Superior Service (CLASS) project 1995

 

102700222 Consulting/Contractor agreements 1993-1995

 

102700422 Customer satisfaction brochure 1987

 

102700457 Directories 1988-1995

 

102700394 Don Liddie - Miscellaneous issues 1993-1995

 

102700395 Don Liddie - Retirement 1995

 

102700217 Employee and community affairs 1991-1992

 

102700289 Employee communications meeting 1995-06-22

 

102700423 Employee demographics 1989-1995

 

102700354 Employee development 1997

 

102700296 Employee survey and results 1990

 

102700414 Employer preference among engineers in the semiconductor industry: an original research report 1984-10

 

102700235 Environmental issues 1999-2001

 

102700213 Environmental issues - 680 W. Maude Ave. 1993-1996

 

102700237 Environmental issues - ISO standard 1400 1995-1997

 

102700272 Executive perks 1985-1989

 

102700284 Executive secretaries' communications, meetings, etc. 1988-1993

 

102700398 Facilities data 1982-1996

 

102700399 Facilities long range plan, 1981-1990 1981-01-20

 

102700295 Finance 1995

 

102700435 Financial analyst reports/Price data 1974-1975

 

102700203 Government relations committee 1995-1996

 

102700205 Government relations committee 1997-1998

 

102700206 Government relations policy committee 1993-1995

 

102700204 Government relations policy committee - U.S. policy council meeting 1996-03

 

102700434 Headcount report 1963-2002

 

102700340 Headcount report 1995

 

102700417 Hierarchical measures 1990

 

102700416 Hierarchical measures 1991

 

102700403 History - Signetics and Philips 1971-1998

 

102700308 Human Resources - Cycle time management - Activities 1992

 

102700309 Human Resources - Cycle time management - Barriers/Interface issues 1989

 

102700303 Human Resources - Empowerment training 1990-1991

 

102700311 Human Resources - Goals 1992

 

102700302 Human Resources - Mission statement 1990-1993

 

102700298 Human Resources - Policies - Updates 1991-1993

 

102700350 Human Resources - Quality College III 1991

 

102700349 Human Resources - Quality College III - Presenters guide 1991

 

102700297 Human Resources - Quality improvement policy (QIP) audit 1990

 

102700310 Human Resources - Staff 1992-1993

 

102700300 Human Resources - Weekly status reports 1990-01-1990-12

 

102700305 Human Resources - Weekly status reports 1993-01-1993-12

 

102700306 Human Resources - Weekly status reports 1995-01-1995-12

 

102700371 Human Resources and Administratin - Open Line newsletter 1984

 

102700347 Human Resources and Administration - Operations summary meetings 1988-1989

 

102700307 Human Resources and Administration - Quarterly status reports 1985-1988

 

102700318 Human Resources and Administration - Responsibilities, measures and objectives (RMO's) 1981

 

102700319 Human Resources and Administration - Responsibilities, measures and objectives (RMO's) 1983

 

102700325 Human Resources and Administration - Responsibilities, measures and objectives (RMO's) 1983-1987

 

102700323 Human Resources and Administration - Responsibilities, measures and objectives (RMO's) 1984

 

102700320 Human Resources and Administration - Responsibilities, measures and objectives (RMO's) 1984-1985

 

102700324 Human Resources and Administration - Responsibilities, measures and objectives (RMO's) 1985-1989

 

102700321 Human Resources and Administration - Responsibilities, measures and objectives (RMO's) 1989

 

102700322 Human Resources and Administration - Responsibilities, measures and objectives (RMO's) - Tracking 1988

 

102700299 Human Resources and Administration - Strategic plan 1991

 

102700286 Information systems/Internal automation 1995

 

102700282 IT masterplan and EDS transition 1994-10-05

 

102700342 Jim Dykes 1989

 

102700411 Jim Dykes - Presentation to J. Timmer, Dec. 16, 1992 1992-12-16

 

102700412 Jim Dykes - Presentations 1989-1991

 

102700244 Joint Venture Silicon Valley (JVSV) 1993-2000

 

102700425 Joke memoranda 1979 ca.

 

102700240 Key influentials list 1995-02

 

102700214 Legal - Shutt (San Miguel) Case 1991-1993

 

102700334 Legal - Signetics subsidiary company's officers/Board of director members 1984-1994

 

102700449 Linlithgow Plant - Pub night reunion 2005

 

102700276 Management - Philosophy 1979-1984

 

102700273 Management development 1991

 

102700257 Management development 1992

 

102700277 Management development - Management philosophy workshop 1984

 

102700262 Management development - Peter Senge's organizational learning 1995

 

102700258 Management development - Philips, PD, NAPC, Signetics 1992

 

102700245 Management development - Restructure 1989

 

102700267 Management development - Training programs 1992-1993

 

102700260 Management Development and Succession Plan Review Book - PDSCNA 1995-01-16

 

102700252 Management development and succession planning 1991-11-05

 

102700253 Management development and succession planning 1991-1992

 

102700266 Management development and succession planning 1992

 

102700256 Management development and succession planning - Signetics 1992

 

102700261 Management Development and Succession Planning Review Book - PDSCNA 1994-03

 

102700250 Management development committiee meeting - D. Eindhoven foils 1990-06-15

 

102700264 Management development review - PENAC 1993

 

102700224 Market information - Share of market data 1988-1996

 

102700287 Masterplan logistics system 1995

 

102700223 Migration 2003

 

102700355 New employees - Managers 1982-1989

 

102700421 Norman Neumann - Meeting minutes 1985-1987

 

102700419 Norman Neumann - Memoranda 1985-1987

 

102700413 Norman Neumann - Presentations 1985-1988

 

102700241 Northern California Manufacturing Technology Center (Pinson) 1995-1997

 

102700374 Old Signetics information 1988-1995

 

102700451 Old Timers Reunion committee - Lights Out at 811 Arques, July 23, 2004 2004

 

102700452 Old Timers Reunion committee, 2006 2006

 

102700369 Old timers reunion fund 1986-1998

 

102700368 Old timers reunion newsletter 1996-1997

 

102700370 Old timers reunion, 1986 1985-1986

 

102700367 Old timers reunion, 1996 1996

 

102700263 Operating staff - RMO's/Tracking sheets/Job descriptions 1989-1991

 

102700348 Organization updates re Re-structure 1992

 

102700410 Outplacement 1981-1983

 

102700356 Outplacement 1982-1994

 

102700283 Outsourcing 1995

 

102700304 Outsourcing - A proposal to Philips Semiconductors for outsourcing services 1995-03-29

 

102700265 Performance appraisal - Jim Dyke's direct reports 1990-1992

 

102700254 Performance appraisal form - Philips 1992-1993

 

102700255 Performance review process 1989-1991

 

102700337 Philips business excellance award 1997 ca.

 

102700316 Philips Consumer Communications - Press 1996-1997

 

102700314 Philips Consumer Communications building #1 groundbreaking ceremony 1996

 

102700315 Philips Consumer Communications consolidation 1998-01

 

102700331 Philips Corporate O&E study 1992-1993

 

102700335 Philips manager's guidelines 1993

 

102700339 Philips NAPC long term incentive program 1989-1994

 

102700343 Philips PENAC common research activities 1993

 

102700336 Philips PENAC ethics committee 1993-1994

 

102700333 Philips Way - Code of conduct, values, beliefs, gevernance ideals 1993

 

102700317 Pinson Institute 1997

 

102700397 Policies - Foreign service manual 1986-09-01

 

102700285 Position descriptions 1979-1993

 

102700290 Presentations/Visits - Jan Lobbezoo visit 1995

 

102700431 Press - Competition 1985-1986

 

102700381 Press - Competition 1985-1987

 

102700382 Press - Philips 1986-1988

 

102700444 Press - Philips 1992

 

102700380 Press - Safety and health 1985-1986

 

102700376 Press - Signetics 1985

 

102700432 Press - Signetics' products 1966-1970

 

102700582 Probe newsletter 1990

 

102700353 Promotions and adjustments 1986-1990

 

102700388 Public relations - Advertising 1987-1991

 

102700386 Public relations - Advertising and Probe newsletter 1981-1989

 

102700385 Public relations - Electronic Business "advertorial" 1987

 

102700377 Public relations - General 1985-1986

 

102700458 Public relations - Philips 1992-1995

 

102700383 Public relations - Policy and procedure for media relations 1980-1986

 

102700389 Public relations - Press releases/Clippings 1979

 

102700430 Public relations - Press releases/Clippings 1980-05

 

102700426 Public relations - Press releases/Clippings 1981-01

 

102700427 Public relations - Press releases/Clippings 1981-03

 

102700428 Public relations - Press releases/Clippings 1981-06

 

102700429 Public relations - Press releases/Clippings 1981-08

 

102700493 Public relations - Press releases/Clippings 1990-06

 

102700494 Public relations - Press releases/Clippings 1990-10

 

102700443 Public relations - Press releases/Clippings 1991-02

 

102700390 Public relations - Press releases/Clippings 1992-02

 

102700391 Public relations - Press releases/Clippings, second quarter 1992

 

102700387 Public relations - Press releases/Clippings, third quarter 1992

 

102700384 Public relations - Sacramento 1980-1981

 

102700379 Public relations - Signetics 1965-1986

 

102700396 Quality - Articles 1982-1989

 

102700405 Quality improvement process (QIP) 1982-1991

 

102700408 Quality improvement process (QIP) 1989 ca.

 

102700445 Quality improvement process (QIP) - Briefing 1988

 

102700409 Quality improvement process (QIP) - case study 1988-1989

 

102700338 Quality improvement process (QIP)/Quality improvement competition (QIC) 1993-1995

 

102700351 Quality improvment process (QIP) 1985-1989

 

102700404 Quality of engineering worklife 1990

 

102700407 Recession data 1976-1988

 

102700274 Reward system 1984-1985

 

102700437 Sale of Signetics stock 1969-1975

 

102700400 Sales and profit/loss data 1969-2002

 

102700424 Sales, profit/loss and Opsum data 1980-1991

 

102700239 San Jose State University - Awards dinner 1995-1996

 

102700378 Security 1999-2000

 

102700393 Semiconductor industry 1976-1991

 

102700450 Semiconductor industry 1980-2002

 

102700453 Semiconductor industry analysis 1971-1978 1979-08-08

 

102700220 Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) 1995-1996

 

102700219 Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) 1997-1999

 

102700225 Semiconductor Industry Association/SEMATECH 1986-1996

 

102700415 Semiconductor industry benchmarking 1990

 

102700420 Semicustom IC's business plan 1987

 

102700221 Service awards/Recognition - Matrix 1991-1992

 

102700446 Signetics - Company overview - Briefing 1988-1991

 

102700401 Signetics 25th anniversary 1986

 

102700455 Signetics International Corporation (SIC) - Book and ship 1970-1979

 

102700454 Signetics International Corporation (SIC) - Financial 1970-1981

 

102700365 Signetics memorials - Albert Eckert 1981

 

102700361 Signetics memorials - Cees Krijgsman 1988-1990

 

102700301 Signetics mission, strategy, vision, guiding principles, and quality statements 1989-1991

 

102700373 Signetics people/alumni - Deceased 1995-2006

 

102700363 Signetics retirements - Carol Griffin 1994

 

102700364 Signetics retirements - Charles C. Harwood 1985

 

102700357 Signetics retirements - Doug Dunn 1993-1996

 

102700358 Signetics retirements - Heinz Hagmeister 1992-1994

 

102700359 Signetics retirements - Jim Dykes 1992

 

102700362 Signetics retirements - Norman A. Neumann 1985-1989

 

102700366 Signetics retirements/memorials 1989-2007

 

102700439 Signetics stock earnings report 1973-1975

 

102700442 Signetics stock option agreements 1965-1976

 

102700375 Signetics stock option agreements and certificates 1965-1981

 

102700436 Signetics stock rules 1973-1974

 

102700438 Signetics stockholders meetings 1965-1975

 

102700352 Signetics/Philips people/alumni - updates 1970-2005

 

102700360 Signetics/Philips retirements 1994-2004

 

102700230 Silicon Valley Manufacturing Group (SVMG) 1993-2004

 

102700242 Silicon Valley Manufacturing Group (SVMG) - Education 1999

 

102700583 Silicon Valley Manufacturing Group (SVMG) - Projections 1998-2004

 

102700232 Silicon Valley Manufacturing Group (SVMG) - Quarterly Report 1993-2000

 

102700231 Silicon Valley Manufacturing Group (SVMG) - Survey 1999

 

102700233 Silicon Valley Manufacturing Group (SVMG) - Transportation 1999

 

102700234 Silicon Valley Manufacturing Group (SVMG) - Working council 1999

 

102700330 Space 1983

 

102700329 Space analysis/Real estate 1992

 

102700327 Space planning 1994-1995

 

102700328 Space planning - 690 Arques 1995

 

102700332 Space planning - Multimedia (Carruba) center 1994-1995

 

102700418 Strategic direction options 1987

 

102700248 Succession plan 1988-1990

 

102700249 Succession plan - Level II 1989 1989

 

102700251 Succession planning and development - BUIC 1990

 

102700247 Succession planning and development back-up material 1990

 

102700259 Succession planning and NO/MD review 1993-1994

 

102700229 Sunnyvale, city of - Breakfast meeting June 4, 1996 1995-1996

 

102700211 Tech Museum of Innovation - Activities 1995-1998

 

102700210 Tech Museum of Innovation - Philips contributions 1995-1999

 

102700212 Tech Museum of Innovation - Philips contributions - In-kind information 1995-1997

 

102700215 Transportation 1994

 

102700271 Travel policy and procedure 1989-1996

 

102700243 United States Chamber of Commerce - Education Employment and Training Committee (EETC) 1987-1999

 

102700406 Values and culture 1983-1984

 

102700278 Vice-presidents 1982-1991

 

102700326 VLSI merger 1999

 

102700294 Worldwide AMO management 1989

 

102700292 Worldwide marketing and sales (MSO) 1989-1991

 

102700291 Worldwide product management 1989

 

102700293 Worldwide quality and reliability and strategic marketing 1989

 

102700456 Write only memory (WOM), April 1, 1972 2005

box 17-22

Operations 1979-1997 1983-1994

Subseries Scope and Content Summary

This subseries is the deepest in the collection. It contains regular activity reports from all the departments that Liddie oversaw. Status report books contain narrative summaries of activities for each of the 13 periods of the fiscal year. All status report books start with a status report by Liddie to Signetics' company president summarizing the activities of all of the departments' reports. Corporate Services Status Report books contain the chapters: Corporate Services Department General, Industrial Relations, Information Systems, Community and Government Relations, Controller, Quality and Reliability, Facility Operations, and Human Resource Development. Human Resources and Administration Status Report books include the chapters: Human Resources and Administration, Human Resource Development, Human Resource Administration, Corporate Information Services, Secretary and Legal Department, and Quality Improvement. Within these departments and included in the reports Exempt Employment, Employment Administration, Employee Relations, Compensation, Safety/Security and Benefits, which include: employment requisition lists and summaries, company injury and illness statistics and summaries, frequency and severity rates of injuries and operating results. In addition to status report books, this subseries contains data and statistical summaries of activities for each of the 13 periods of the fiscal year. Included are Corporate Operations books with the chapters: Sales Forecast, Book/Ship, Corporate Manufacturing Plan, Market Share, Inventory, Capital Equipment, Turnover, Safety, Headcount Forecast, Headcount Forecast Actual, Quality and Reliability, Facility Operations, Corporate Manufacturing Plan. Types of information in the Corporate Operations books include statistical data, tables and graphs about booking and cancellation statistics, OEM and distributor sales statistical data, product shipped data, customer damage claim reports, capital spending data, worldwide semiconductor market data and comparisons, flash reports, quality and reliability indices, quality returns data, quality inspection data, summary customer incoming quality reports, reliability status reports, summary customer commendations, quality council meeting minutes, employment requisition lists and summaries, new hire data, and temporary employee counts. Human Resources and Administration Financial books also include departmental budgets, spending breakdowns, fixed spending and headcount reports, variable spending and headcount reports and capital expenditures. Of possible note to researchers are the Operations Summary Packages which have summaries of activities for the entire company, not just Corporate Services and Human Resources and Administration.

Arrangement

This subseries is arranged chronologically.
 

102700497 Corporate services personnel 1979-1987

 

102700496 Signetics financial statements 1981

 

102700459 Corporate operations 1983

 

102700460 Corporate services status reports 1983

 

102700461 Vice Presidents' TEAM committee 1983

 

102700462 Corporate operations 1984

 

102700463 Corporate services status reports 1984

 

102700464 Human resources and administration - Financial 1984

 

102700468 Signetics strategic plan, 1985-1988 1984

 

102700469 PRLS moving from 1983 into 1984 and into Signetics' new technology center 1984-01

 

102700467 Budget presentation - Financial data 1984-02

 

102700465 Corporate operations 1985

 

102700470 Corporate services status reports 1985

 

102700466 Human resources and administration - Financial 1985

 

102700471 Corporate operations 1986

 

102700495 Human resource register 1986

 

102700473 Human resources and administration - Financial 1986

 

102700472 Human resources and administration status reports 1986

 

102700477 Corporate operations 1987

 

102700474 Human resource and administration - Financial 1987

 

102700475 Human resources and administration budget 1987

 

102700476 Human resources and administration status reports 1987

 

102700499 Key employee compensation program payouts 1987-1988

 

102700478 Corporate operations 1988

 

102700479 Human resources and administration - Financial 1988

 

102700480 Human resources and administration status reports 1988

 

102700482 Corporate operations 1989

 

102700481 Corporate operations - Safety 1989

 

102700483 Human resources and administration - Financial 1989

 

102700484 Human resources and administration status reports 1989

 

102700500 Product turnaround, offsite 1989

 

102700485 Corporate operations 1990

 

102700487 Human resources and administration - Financial 1990

 

102700486 Human resources and administration status reports - Headcound and Safety 1990

 

102700501 Presentation transparencies 1990-1991

 

102700488 Corporate operations 1991

 

102700552 Financial summary package, Dec. 1990 1991-02

 

102700553 Financial summary package, business group Signetics (BGS), Dec. 1990 1991-03

 

102700498 Human Resources - Demographics 1991-1995

 

102700489 Corporate operations 1992

 

102700557 Operations summary package, Dec. 1991 1992

 

102700490 Orem, Utah plant closure 1992

 

102700554 Financial summary package, business group Signetics (BGS), Dec. 1991 1992-03

 

102700502 Transparencies 1992-1993

 

102700547 Business performance report, P.D. Semiconductors, 1992 1993

 

102700546 Business performance report, Signetics W.W., 1992 1993

 

102700491 Corporate operations 1993

 

102700558 Operations summary package, Book 1, Dec. 1992 1993

 

102700559 Operations summary package, Book 2, Dec. 1992 1993

 

102700550 Business performance report, B.U. A.S.B.G., 1993 1994

 

102700549 Business performance report, B.U. S.B.G., 1993 1994

 

102700548 Business performance report, P.D. Semiconductors, 1993 1994

 

102700492 Corporate operations 1994

 

102700560 Operations summary package NA RSO, Book 2, Dec. 1993 1994

 

102700561 Operations summary package, Book 1, Dec. 1993 1994

 

102700562 Operations summary package, Book 2, Dec. 1993 1994

 

102700555 World wide summary, Dec. 1993 1994

 

102700551 Business performance report, P.D. Semiconductors, 1994 1995

 

102700563 Operations summary package, Dec. 1994 1995

 

102700556 World wide summary, Dec. 1994 1995

 

102700564 Operations summary package, Dec. 1995 1996

 

102700565 Operations summary package, Dec. 1996 1997

box 22-26

Policies and procedure 1972-2003 1979-1993

Subseries Scope and Content Summary

This subseries includes manuals and guides to topics such as quality, affirmative action, the environment, safety, compensation, incentives, budgeting and general company policies. These files were originally interfiled with the subseries Planning. With no order across or within subjects, policy and procedure records were separated from planning records, and an arrangement was imposed.

Arrangement

This subseries is arranged alphabetically by subject.
 

102700523 Affirmative action plan for disabled veterans and Vietname era veterans, Sunnyvale, California location 1985

 

102700519 Affirmative action plan for disabled veterans, Sunnyvale, California location 1990

 

102700517 Affirmative action plan for disabled veterans, Sunnyvale, California location 1991

 

102700513 Affirmative action plan for disabled veterans, Sunnyvale, California location 1993

 

102700516 Affirmative action plan for individuals with disabilities, Sunnyvale, California location 1991

 

102700514 Affirmative action plan for individuals with disabilities, Sunnyvale, California location 1993

 

102700520 Affirmative action plan for individuals with handicaps, Sunnyvale, California location 1990

 

102700522 Affirmative action plan for the handicapped, Sunnyvale, California location 1985

 

102700521 Affirmative action plan, Sunnyvale, California location 1985

 

102700518 Affirmative action plan, Sunnyvale, California location 1990

 

102700515 Affirmative action plan, Sunnyvale, California location 1991

 

102700512 Affirmitive action plan, Sunnyvale, California location 1993

 

102700567 Appropriation request manual 1983

 

102700581 Business controls policy 1993-11

 

102700647 Chemical content of semiconductor devices, 1993-1994 1993-11

 

102700572 Chemical handler's guide 1984-12

 

102700578 Company manual 1993-11

 

102700579 Company manual 1994-11

 

102700580 Company manual 1996-01

 

102700618 Compensation - Additional compensation plan and Project incentive plan, plan documents 1992

 

102700529 Corporate services policy manual 1979-1986

 

102700577 Employee handbook 1986 ca.

 

102700575 Employee handbook 1988-09-21

 

102700576 Employee handbook 1989

 

102700511 Environmental manual 1993-07-27

 

102700536 Executive policies manual, Craig Ash 1972-1988

 

102700534 Executive policies manual, Dan Eastman 1986-1987

 

102700535 Executive policies manual, Don Liddie 1986-1990

 

102700524 Expatriate policies 1981-1994

 

102700545 Finance and accounting: overview for non-financial managers 1975

 

102700566 Financial policies and procedure manual 1985-1988

 

102700543 How to complete an appropriations request 1979-08-28

 

102700544 How to do a budget 1979-09-18

 

102700531 Human resources policies and procedures 1987-1992

 

102700532 Human resources policies and procedures 1993

 

102700627 Individual accountability program (IAP) 1979-1981

 

102700568 Internal control framework 1995

 

102700527 Key employee compensation program 1988-12

 

102700526 Key employee compensation program: administrative guidelines 1984-12-13

 

102700612 Management guide for restructure of Signetics 1990

 

102700530 Performance shares plan: manager's keys 1994

 

102700533 Philips corporate identity manual 1993

 

102700591 Planning manual 1981-02-5

 

102700586 Process technology and manufacturing facility roadmap 1991-06

 

102700540 Product release procedure 1993-05-04

 

102700505 Quality and reliability assurance policy manual 1979-11-20

 

102700506 Quality and reliability policy manual 1984-11-16

 

102700508 Quality and reliability policy manual 1987-03-10

 

102700537 Quality and reliability policy manual 1990-01-02

 

102700510 Quality and reliability policy manual 1990-01-02

 

102700507 Quality and reliability policy manual proposed changes 1987-02-11

 

102700542 Quality improvement program: a reference book and guide 1981-08-31

 

102700539 Quality specification for integrated circuits 1993-05-04

 

102700538 Quality specification for integrated circuits 2003-02-21

 

102700588 Quality, Philips: the revitalisation process of Centurion 1993-01

 

102700571 Safety handbook 1985-02

 

102700525 Sales contracting guidelines, North America 1994-05

 

102700574 Sales policies and procedures manual 1984-1989

 

102700573 SCORES customer service manual 1982-1987

 

102700570 Security and safety policies and procedures manual 1982-1984

 

102700646 Statistical process control (SPC) 1989-05

 

102700569 Supervisor's manual 1972-1980

 

102700648 Supplier partnership guide 1990 ca.

 

102700504 Symbol formats 1987-12-10

 

102700541 Technical documentation 1995-06

 

102700528 Turnaround incentive plan document 1990

 

102700503 Workshare 1981-1985

box 24-26

Planning 1978-1993

Subseries Scope and Content Summary

This subseries includes documents that were used for decision making and planning purposes as well as documents that mapped plans for the company. Included are business plans, quality improvement plans, Human Resources and Administration succession plans for managers, which included performance reviews, Human Resources and Administration compensation histories and projections, and a small amount of senior manager meeting minutes. These files were originally interfiled with the subseries Policy and Procedure. With no order across or within subjects, planning records were separated form policy and procedure records, and an arrangement was imposed.

Arrangement

This subseries is arranged alphabetically by subject.
 

102700592 Business direction, ten year scenario, 1980-1990 1981-01-23

 

102700596 Business four year plan, 1985-1988 1984

 

102700595 Business four year plan, summary form, 1985-1988 1984-12

 

102700594 Business plan 1989-02-08

 

102700593 Business plan, 1979-1982 1978-11-14

 

102700597 Business plan, NAPC financial statements 1989-10

 

102700605 Compensation - Project incentive plan 1992-1993

 

102700614 Compensation - Project incentive plan, project proposals 1992

 

102700615 Compensation study: final report on concept design and discussion of implementation 1983-10-05

 

102700599 Corporate information services four year plan, 1983-1986 1982-12-01

 

102700603 Customer service goals/directions 1983 ca.

 

102700602 Financial prospectus 1980-04-07

 

102700607 Human Resources and Administration employee survey and results 1992-03

 

102700600 Integrated circuit industry: competitive analysis 1980-12-05

 

102700608 Integrated circuits - Review of Philips business - Board of directors meeting minutes, Oct. 28, 1981 1981-12

 

102700613 Management personnel and compensation information 1988

 

102700606 Managing major change - Senior managers meeting 1992-03-11

 

102700598 Planning assumptions: technology forecast 1979-11-12

 

102700590 Quality and reliability improvement process 1990-08

 

102700589 Quality improvement program (QIP) application specific products group audit 1990-11-28

 

102700604 Quality improvement team (QIT) 1991-1992

 

102700609 Succession plan 1988-09-08

 

102700617 Succession plan and management development review book 1987-01

 

102700611 Succession plan and management development review book 1990

 

102700616 Succession plan and management development review book 1992

 

102700610 Succession plan and management development review book 1993-01

box 24-26

Workshops and training 1978-1996

Subseries Scope and Content Summary

This subseries primarily consists of material that Liddie received as an attendee, or presenter at workshops and professional development trainings. Most of the workshops and trainings were offered by Signetics or Philips. Topics include quality, managing change, and safety. Catalogs listing employee training courses offered are also included.

Arrangement

This subseries had no discernible original order. This subseries is arranged alphabetically by title.
 

102700641 Chemical safety and awareness 1986-05

 

102700626 Coaching and counseling supplemental resource manual 1978

 

102700622 Committee of sponsoring organizations of the Treadway commission (COSO) framework orientation 1994

 

102700624 Communication skills workshop 1991 ca.

 

102700645 Company profile, Philips 1991 ca.

 

102700644 Company profile, Signetics 1991

 

102700640 Design for manufacturability course 1990

 

102700631 Employee development courses catalog 1995 ca.

 

102700634 Environmental, health and safety training, 1995 1994-12-12

 

102700633 Environmental, health and safety training, 1995-1996 1995-04-01

 

102700642 Management philosophy seminar 1982 ca.

 

102700643 Mission possible 1981 ca.

 

102700629 Performance development system - course manager instruction manual 1978 ca.

 

102700726 Performance management 1985-03

 

102700620 Philips quality award for the 90's (PQA-90): change management workshop 1995-03

 

102700619 Philips quality award for the 90's (PQA-90): peer audit workshop 1995-03

 

102700623 Productivity and quality work together 1985

 

102700637 Quality college - Experiences with zero defect program and movement in Japanese industries 1980

 

102700635 Quality college I participant manual 1983 ca.

 

102700636 Quality college I trainers manual - Administrative/technical program 1983 ca.

 

102700638 Quality college II handbook 1987 ca.

 

102700639 Quality college III overhead projections 1991

 

102700630 Quality learning catalog: training, workshops and processes for continuous improvement and business revitalization 1995-05

 

102700621 Sales - Philips North American Regional Sales Organization (NARSO) sales conference: a new attitude 1995-03

 

102700625 Self-qualification program 1991-08

 

102700628 Statistical process control (SPC) executive seminar 1984-12-20

 

102700632 Western learning systems training courses, Fall 1996

box 25-31

Printed 1964-circa 2006

Collector: Liddie, Donald F., 1930-2008

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series contains material printed by Signetics and Philips.

Arrangement

This series is arranged in 3 subseries:
  • Newsletters
  • Promotional
  • Data Books
box 25-29

Newsletters 1964-2000

Subseries Scope and Content Summary

This subseries primarily contains Signetics employee newsletters. Of special note is a very nearly complete run of Probe, the Signetics employee newsletter, dating from 1964 through 1992. After Signetics was acquired by Philips Probe was folded into the Philips employee newsletter, P.S. There is a small amount of Philips employee newsletters dated prior to 1993. Especially unique items are plant specific employee newsletters, such as Albuquerque, New Mexico's Wafer Paper and Provo, Utah's Spec Sheet, as well as newsletters published by individual departments within the company. The run of these newsletters is small and inconsistent. Also of note are a very small number of employee newsletters from Signetics' international plants in the Philippines, Korea and Thailand. Included in this subseries are Philips annual reports, Semiconductor Industry Association yearbooks and several issues of Microelectronics News by Don Hoefler, who is sometimes credited with coining the term "Silicon Valley."

Arrangement

This subseries is arranged alphabetically by newsletter title.
 

102700673 All about QIC (Quality Improvement Competition), 1996-1997 1996-05

 

102700669 Challenger 1985-03

 

102700710 Company Newsletter 1999-2000

 

102700659 Discrete Matters 1995-05

 

102700689 Distributor News: a quarterly round-up for Philips Semiconductors European distributors 1996

 

102700681 Express: the employee newspaper of Philips Electronics North America Corporation 1990-2004

 

102700661 IAP Update (Individual Accountability Program) 1981-01

 

102700668 Information Bit 1983-1985

 

102700685 International Circuits: a regular newsletter for the worldwide IC marketing and sales teams 1988-1990

 

102700663 Just in Times, The 1985

 

102700658 LSI Circuit 1985

 

102700662 Latest, The 1981

 

102700688 Management Matters 1987-1988

 

102700655 Meqit News (Manufacturing Engineering Signetics Corporation) 1984-1985

 

102700672 Microelectronics News 1984-1985

 

102700690 Miscellaneous Philips newsletters 1994-2003

 

102700686 Mondial: Philip's worldwide internal magazine 1997-2001

 

102700650 P.S. 1993-01-1995-08

 

102700680 Philips News 1985-1996

 

102700653 Philips Semiconductors 1992-11

 

102700687 Philips USA: the employee magazine of North American Philips Corporation 1989-1990

 

102700678 Philips annual report 1980-1997

 

102700675 Philips quarterly report 1993-06

 

102700649 Probe 1964-1992

 

102700664 Quality Wins 1985-1986

 

102700674 Quality and reliability yearbook 1988-12

 

102700654 Sacramento Flyer 1982-1987

 

102700676 Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) annual databook 1992-1993

 

102700679 Semiconductor Signal 1992-1994

 

102700677 Semiconductory Industry Association (SIA) yearbook and directory 1981-1995

 

102700657 Sig-Fil 1980-12

 

102700656 Sig-Kor 1975-1976

 

102700660 Sig-Thai 1974-1987

 

102700666 Sig-Utah Scene 1981-1983

 

102700684 Signal: the PD magazine for all employees 1997-2002

 

102700683 Signal: the internal newsletter of Philips Semiconductors 1995-1996

 

102700667 Signetics Bulletin 1975-1976

 

102700651 Signetics Now 1985

 

102700665 Spec Sheet 1969-1970

 

102700670 Topic, The 1986

 

102700671 Underground Newspaper, The 1981-01

 

102700652 Wafer Paper 1983-1985

 

102700682 World News 1991-2004

box 28, 30

Promotional circa 1970-circa 2006

Subseries Scope and Content Summary

This subseries contains promotional material created by Signetics and Philips for internal and external markets. The bulk of he material is from the 1990s. Types of material include brochures, pamphlets, small posters, corporate profiles, internal marketing material for company initiatives such as quality, as well as materials for suppliers. Of interest is a Signetics student recruitment package circa 1980.

Arrangement

This subseries is arranged chronologically by decade within each company.
 

102700694 Signetics 1970 ca.-1979 ca.

 

102700691 Philips 1980 ca.-1989 ca.

 

102700692 Philips 1980 ca.-1989 ca.

 

102700695 Signetics 1980 ca.-1989 ca.

 

102700696 Signetics 1990 ca.-1999 ca.

 

102700693 Philips 2000 ca.-2006 ca.

box 28, 31

Data books 1979-1998

Subseries Scope and Content Summary

This subseries contains technical publications by Signetics, with one item published by Philips. More than any other section of the collection, this subseries deals with semiconductors themselves, rather than the business of running Signetics. Included in this subseries are data books, product reference manuals, reliability handbooks and failure analysis handbooks.

Arrangement

This subseries had no discernable original order. This subseries is arranged alphabetically by title.
 

102700708 1987 linear data manual 1987-02

 

102700707 1989 linear data manual 1988-12

 

102700706 80C51-based 8-bit microcontrollers 1995-03

 

102700703 Analog applications manual 1979

 

102700704 Analog data manual 1981 1980

 

102700698 Failure analysis handbook 1983-11

 

102700705 Fast data manual 1984

 

102700699 FMD and MDI capacitor shorts 1989 ca.

 

102700601 Full product line reference 1982-05

 

102700697 Full product line reference 1985

 

102700700 ICs for data communications 1998-11

 

102700585 Product reliability update, quarter 3 1989

 

102700584 Reliability handbook 1989-08

 

102700587 Reliability handbook 1992-01

 

102700701 TTL products 1986-01

 

102700702 TTL products 1990

box 32-33

Signetics history scrapbooks 1961-2005

Collector: Liddie, Donald F., 1930-2008

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series contains material collected by Liddie and compiled by him into scrapbooks. Liddie created and maintained the scrapbooks in his spare time, not in his professional capacity as a Signetics employee. This series includes a very large amount of unique material not represented in other parts of the collection. This is especially true of material related to Signetics plants in the Philippines, Korea, Taiwan, and the Netherlands. Types of material include photographs of founders, employees, parties, awards ceremonies and facilities, employee handbooks, recruiting material, promotional material, maps, brochures, newspaper clippings, organizational charts, press releases, articles, Corning Glass Works newsletters and booklets, Signetics newsletters, slides, invitations, prospectuses, annual reports, correspondence, and a few technical reports. Each scrapbook has an itemized and quite detailed list of its contents created by Liddie. The contents lists are fairly accurate; however, occasionally items that are in the scrapbooks are not listed in the contents. Copies of the contents lists can be found in the donor file. The exceptions to this are the Facilities and Signetics/Philips scrapbooks, which Liddie did not create contents lists for.

Arrangement

This series is in its original order.
 

102700711 Sunnyvale corporate scrapbook 1961-1970

 

102700712 Sunnyvale corporate scrapbook 1971-1979

 

102700713 Sunnyvale corporate scrapbook 1980-1983

 

102700714 Sunnyvale corporate scrapbook 1984-1985

 

102700715 Sunnyvale corporate scrapbook 1986-1988

 

102700716 Sunnyvale corporate scrapbook 1989-1999

 

102700717 Old timers reunion 1986 1986-06

 

102700718 Signetics/Philips corporate scrapbook 1996-2005

 

102700719 Sig-Kor (Signetics Korea) corporate scrapbook 1966-1991

 

102700720 Provo/Orem, Utah corporate scrapbook 1966-1992

 

102700721 Albuquerque, New Mexico, Bangkok, Thailand (Sig-Thai) and Manila, Philippines (Sig-Fil) corporate scrapbook 1974-1994

 

102700722 Linlithgow, Scotland plant and Zug, Switzerland headquarters scrapbook 1969-2005

 

102700723 Nördlingen, West Germany plant scrapbook [Nordlingen] 1969-2000

 

102700724 Corporate security scrapbook 1978-1984

 

102700725 Facilities scrapbook 1964-1966

box 33-35, 37-38

Audiovisual and oversized circa 1965-circa 1996

Collector: Liddie, Donald F., 1930-2008

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series primarily contains photographs. There is a large amount of professional photographs taken for possible use in Probe, the employee newsletter, as well as a smaller amount of snapshots taken at employee gatherings and parties. Most Probe photographs are identified on the back. Of note are photographs of Signetics' founders David Allison, David James, Lionel Kattner and Mark Weissenstein, as well as a formal group photograph of a 1967 sales meeting. This series also includes slides and posters. Posters of interest include Silicon Valley Genealogy circa 1984 and Advanced Micro Devices Distorted View of the World 1983.

Arrangement

Images with an identifiable subject or event are arranged alphabetically by title. Pictures taken for Probe are filed under Probe and arranged by decade within that title.
 

102700765 440 North Wolfe, Sunnyvale, California building 1990 ca.

 

102700766 680 West Maude, Sunnyvale California, building 1967 ca.

 

102700760 811 East Arques building, Sunnyvale, California 1975 ca.-2000 ca.

 

102700767 830 Stewart building, Sunnyvale, California 1990 ca.

 

102700768 Albuquerque, New Mexico building and fab 1990 ca.

 

102700743 Albuquerque, New Mexico plant construction 1981

 

102708135 Allison, Dave, Signetics co-founder 1962 ca.

 

102700783 Artist's rendering of Orem, Utah wafer plant 1980 ca.

 

102700745 Award ceremonies 1990 ca.

 

102700750 Corporate dinners 1988 ca.

 

102708130 Donald F. Liddie sitting at desk 1985 ca.

 

102700746 Employee, candid 1985 ca.-2000 ca.

 

102708093 Facility photographs 1970 ca.-1985 ca.

 

102700761 Founders and early employees 1965 ca.-1968 ca.

 

102700741 Groundbreaking, new Philips building, Fremont, California 1996-11

 

102700758 Human resources picnic 1992

 

102700738 Human resources zero defect day picnic 1985-09-18

 

102700739 Human resources zero defect day picnic 1986-07-11

 

102708134 James, David, Signetics co-founder 1962 ca.

 

102708132 Kattner, Lionel, Signetics co-founder 1962 ca.

 

102700709 Meeting at Mitsui High-Tec in Kyushu, Japan 1990-03

 

102700782 Nördlingen, Germany [Noerdlingen] 1990 ca.

 

102700729 Oakmead building, Sunnyvale, California 1980 ca.

 

102700759 Old timers reunion 1986

 

102700770 Orem, Utah and Manilla, Philippines, buildings 1980 ca.-1989 ca.

 

102700731 Philippines team 1995-07

 

102700769 Philips Research Laboratories Sunnyvale, Technology Center building 1990 ca.

 

102700747 Philips' Let's make things Better workshop 1989 ca.

 

102700748 Picnics, miscellaneous 1985 ca.-2000 ca.

 

102700781 Posters 1983 ca.-1999 ca.

 

102700763 Probe pictures 1970-1979

 

102700762 Probe pictures 1980-1989

 

102700764 Probe pictures 1990-1996 ca.

 

102700753 Products that use Signetics integrated circuits 1970 ca.-1980 ca.

 

102700737 Quality and reliability pizza party 1987

 

102700736 Quality and reliability zero defect day picnic, Washington Park 1987-10-02

 

102700733 Quality and reliability, Donna's party 1981-01

 

102700735 Quality and reliability, Renee's party 1981-07

 

102700734 Quality and reliability, Val's party 1981-02

 

102700728 Quality control picinc 1977-09

 

102700757 Recognition dinner 1979

 

102700744 Sales and quality presentations 1977-1983

 

102708131 Sales meeting 1967

 

102700756 Sig-Thai plant and employees 1974-1980

 

102700755 Site dedication for Albuquerque, New Mexico integrated circuit facility 1980-09-24

 

102700732 Slatersville, Rhode Island team 1995-07

 

102700730 Taiwan team 1995-06

 

102700749 Take your child to work day 1989 ca.

 

102700752 Timmer, Jan 1992 ca.

 

102708133 Weissenstein, Mark, Signetics co-founder 1962 ca.

 

102700754 Wild West themed "Quality is Free" party 1985 ca.

box 35-36

Ephemera circa 1975-circa 2000

Collector: Liddie, Donald F., 1930-2008

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series contains a Signetics' employee cookbook, business cards from people that Liddie had contact with, blank Signetics notepads, and certificates.

Arrangement

This series is arranged alphabetically.
 

102700777 Business card file 1975 ca.-1995 ca.

 

102700774 Business licenses 1982-1985

 

102700779 Compunotes note book 2000 ca.

 

102700773 Framed certificates 1977-1985 ca.

 

102700778 Notepads and stationary 1988 ca.-1990 ca.

 

102700775 QIP team achievement award 1989

 

102700780 Signetics Corporation cash merger with Sign Development Corp. $43,845,336 1975-06-10

 

102700776 Signetics is cookin': employee cookbook 1986