Author Archives: alicia burgoon

The First Seventeen

John R. Burgoon Jr., Anchor Electronics’s founder, recalls growing up in Depression-era Pennsylvania in this honest and heartfelt memoir. As an only child, he often felt like an intruder in his own home, and he struggled in school. But once school let out—and even more so during summer breaks—he had the opportunity to pursue adventure. His passion of […]

Evolution of the Microprocessor

The first programmable microprocessor made its debut in 1971 in a business calculator — the Unicom 141P. Since then, multiple generations of microprocessors have gone on to be the brains in a variety of everyday products, from gas pumps and traffic light controllers to some of history’s most profound moments, like the Apollo space missions and […]