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Document Details


Title: Laszlo A. Belady
Local code: OH 352
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Charles Babbage Institute
Collection: Charles Babbage Institute Oral History Program
Description: Belady discusses his early life and education in Hungary, escape to West Germany during the 1956 revolution, and work as a draftsman at Ford Motor Company in Cologne and as an aerodynamics engineer at Dassault in Paris. Belady covers his 1961 immigration into the United States, where he joined International Business Machines and did early work in operating systems, virtual machine architectures, program behavior modeling, memory management, computer graphics, Asian character sets, and data security. He also discusses his tenure as Vice President and Program Director of the Microelectronics and Computer Technology Corporation (MCC); as Chairman, CTO, and CEO of the Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Inc. (MERL); and as Executive Director of the Austin Software Council.
Extent: 38 pages
URL: http://www.cbi.umn.edu/oh/pdf.phtml?id=320
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 2002 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Belady, Laszlo A., 1928-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1928
Speaker place of birth: Budapest, Pest, Hungary; Pest, Hungary; Hungary; Europe
Speaker race: White
Speaker occupation: Mechanical engineer
Age at speaking: 74
Document location: Austin, TX
Document date: 21-Nov-2002
Interviewer: Frana, Philip L.
Locations discussed: North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Computer software; Electric engineering; Engineering; Information technology; North America; Oral history; Software engineering; United States
Topics discussed - Other terms: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0023909-25441