Friday, July 6, 2018

Q&A with Intel’s Dov Frohman, Inventor of EPROM

In 1970, Dov Frohman was finishing his first year at Intel. He had just graduated with a PhD in computer science and was working on early memory products. And he was on the brink of inventing one of the most important tools for the future of computing: erasable programmable read-only memory, more simply known as EPROM. Today, at 79, Frohman is an Intel legend. As he walks the halls of Intel’s Santa Clara, California, headquarters – even 17 years into retirement – people still stop to stare (“Hey, that’s Dov Frohman!”) or stride up to shake his hand and introduce – or re-introduce – themselves.