It was a big day for Analog Devices' packaging specialist, Carl Robert. He had just helped develop a new packaging system that was about to go into production, and today he was invited to present it at the company's annual General Technical Conference (GTC), a gathering of circuit designers held at a Boston-area hotel.
When Roberts walked into the room, it was packed. Even the standing room was taken. And sitting right in front of his podium was Ray Stata, then-president and CEO of th