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


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.