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Oral history interview with John C. Martin

  • 2007-Apr-13

Oral history interview with John C. Martin

  • 2007-Apr-13

John C. Martin begins the interview by describing Gilead when he first joined in 1990. Martin recalls first crossing paths with Gordon E. Moore when he joined the board and became CEO of Gilead around the same time period as Moore joining the board. Martin then reflected on serving on the Gilead board with Donald Rumsfeld and Moore; Moore's experiences at Intel helped shaped polices of the compensation committee and audit committee on which he served. Next Martin discussed Gilead's no-profit tiered pricing policy and the impact it has on developing countries. Martin concludes the interview by offering thoughts on Moore's corporate role as a scientist and his day-to-day personality.

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  • 16 pages
  • 00:43:00
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  • Science History Institute
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  • Courtesy of Science History Institute

About the Interviewer

David C. Brock is a senior research fellow with the Center for Contemporary History and Policy at the Chemical Heritage Foundation. As a historian of science and technology, he specializes in the history of semiconductor science, technology, and industry; the history of instrumentation; and oral history. Brock has studied the philosophy, sociology, and history of science at Brown University, the University of Edinburgh, and Princeton University.In the policy arena Brock recently published Patterning the World: The Rise of Chemically Amplified Photoresists, a white-paper case study for the Center’s Studies in Materials Innovation. With Hyungsub Choi he is preparing an analysis of semiconductor technology roadmapping, having presented preliminary results at the 2009 meeting of the Industry Studies Association.

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Oral history number 0357

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Interviewee biographical information

  • May 07, 1951
  • Easton, Pennsylvania, United States
  • March 30, 2021
  • Palo Alto, California, United States

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The published version of the transcript may diverge from the interview audio due to edits to the transcript made by staff of the Center for Oral History, often at the request of the interviewee, during the transcript review process.

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