Guide to the Peter N. Schink papers

Sara Chabino Lott
Computer History Museum
1401 N. Shoreline Blvd.
Mountain View, California 94043
Phone: (650) 810-1010
© 2008
Computer History Museum. All rights reserved.

Guide to the Peter N. Schink papers

Collection number: X4423.2008

Computer History Museum
Processed by:
Sara Chabino Lott
Date Completed:
November 2008
Encoded by:
Sara Chabino Lott
© 2008 Computer History Museum. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Guide to the Peter N. Schink papers
Dates: 1961-1996
Bulk Dates: 1961-1975
Collection number: X4423.2008
Creator: Schink, Peter N.
Collection Size: 1.5 linear feet 1 record box and 1 half manuscript box
Repository: Computer History Museum
Mountain View, CA 94043
Abstract: The Peter N. Schink papers contain the professional papers of Schink, a salesman and manufacturer's representative in the semiconductor industry.
Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English


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 Peter N. Schink papers, Lot X4423.2008, Box[#], Folder[#], Computer History Museum, Mountain View, California.


The Peter N. Schink papers were donated to the Computer History Museum in January of 2008 by Janis C. Denison, widow of Peter N. Schink. Schink acquired the papers during his thirty years working in the semiconductor industry. Denison was in possession of the papers from the time of Schink's death in 1993 until their donation.

Scope and Content of Collection

The Peter N. Schink papers contain Schink's professional papers related to sales and consulting in the semiconductor industry in California. The records span 1961 through 1996 with the bulk of the collection being from 1961 through 1975. The collection contains technical papers, reports and notes related to "micrologic" and product specifications, memoranda, weekly sales reports, market analysis, company profiles, symposium proceedings, integrated circuit course books, databooks, catalogs and business plans.


The collection is arranged in 2 series:
  • Series 1: Background material
  • Series 2: Printed

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Schink, Peter N.
Integrated circuits
Semiconductor industry

Collection Contents

box 1

Background material 1961-1984

Creator: Schink, Peter N.

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series contains background material from Schink's work as a salesman at Amperex Electronic Corporation, Fairchild Semiconductor and Standard Microsystems Corporation and his later work as a manufacturer's representative. Included are Fairchild Semiconductor memoranda from the Military Microcircuits Marketing department to all field sales members and Schink's weekly sales reports discussing dealings with Lockhead Aircraft Corporation, Zenith, General Electric, National Cash Register Corporation, Honeywell, Ferroxcube and other companies located in the Western United States. Also in this series are MOS, LSI and electronic watch market analysis, technical papers and symposium proceedings.


This series is arranged chronologically.

102708031 Microcircuits handbook 1961-1964


102708026 Fairchild Semiconductor memoranda 1962-1965


102708034 Ephemera 1964-1970


102708029 Fairchild Semiconductor national sales conference technical sessions 1965


102708015 MOS course 1965 ca.


102708018 Marketing guide to integrated circuits 1966


102708024 Weekly / monthly activity reports 1967-1968


102708030 Report on visit of A.A. Opstelten of Philips to U.S.A. from 1968-03-25-1968-10-04 1968-10


102708016 Random-access memory industry 1965-1974 1970


102708027 MOS design information 1970 ca.


102708032 Nortec business proposal 1970-05


102708017 Impact of MOS / LSI 1970-06


102708035 Cartesian, Inc. backgrounder and product data 1970-1971


102708037 Brochures 1970-1983 ca.


102708028 Standard Microsystems Corporation backgrounder 1971-12


102708025 MOS / LSI technical papers 1972 ca.


102708020 LSI new product horizons 1973


102708023 Mullard integrated circuits symposium 1975 ca.


102708022 Electronic watch market 1975-06


102708021 Design rules 1977


102708033 Review and critique of General Electric Company proposal to New York Power Authority system specification NYO-83-134 1983-06


102708019 Polo Microsystems, Inc. business plan 1984-03

box 1-2

Printed 1963-1996

Creator: Schink, Peter N.

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series contains published and/or widely distributed printed material such as databooks, catalogs and course books.


This series is arranged alphabetically by title.

102708046 Binary logic 1963


102708044 Build a microcomputer 1978


102708040 Course on memories: a comprehensive course on storage techniques for the data processing industry 1971 ca.


102708039 Data terminals: a comprehensive course for the designer and user of data terminals 1972 ca.


102708045 Electronic Engineer IC course 1966


102708047 Electronic materials report 1987


102708036 Guide to programming the commodore computers: 64 VIC 20 1983


102708043 Interface databook: LVDS circuits, Bus circuits, data transmission circuits, system design guide 1996


102708038 MOS integrated circuits 1971


102708041 Power MOSFET transistor data 1984


102708042 Small computer systems interface: MB87030 synchronous / asynchronous protocol controller user's manual 1986