Ha! The dude got rich off what seems to be a 555 timer! I think he got the schematic out of a Forrest Mims notebook.
I like the extensive testing they did those days. The dude wires up a 555 in a metal box and the next day they hook it up to a girl in the hospital.
As we unveil EE Times’ 2015 Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. Panelists Dan Armbrust (investment firm Silicon Catalyst), Andrew Kau (venture capital firm Walden International), and Stan Boland (successful serial entrepreneur, former CEO of Neul, Icera) join in the live debate.