The Beginning of Semiconductor Research in Cuba

  • Theodore Veltfort
Part of the Boston Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science book series (BSPS, volume 304)


I was invited to Cuba in 1962 to initiate some efforts in semiconductor development. I had been a physicist and senior research engineer with various electronic companies of the “Silicon Valley” of California, south of San Francisco. I had heard of the efforts made by the new revolutionary government of Cuba to advance the level of science and technology, and I was anxious to see what I could do to help.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Theodore Veltfort
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  1. 1.School of PhysicsUniversity of HavanaHavanaCuba

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