Robert W. Galvin
Motorola
1956–1986
Motorola
1956–1986
Galvin led Motorola to become the second largest producer of semiconductors in the nation in the mid-1960s, and by 1984, Motorola had $2.5 billion in semiconductor sales. In the 1970s and 80s, Galvin also had tremendous success producing microprocessors, eventually helping the company reach $6.7 billion in sales in 1987. Among American companies, only Intel produced more microprocessors than Motorola. Galvin was a major architect in the U.S.-Japan semiconductor trade agreement in 1986, in which Japan agreed to increase its purchases of U.S. semiconductors from 8% to 20% over the next five years.

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  • Military Service: Army