Here is a brief summary of Jack
Haenichen’s major career accomplishments and positions:
● He joined the Motorola
Semiconductor Division in 1959, when this organization was still making
only germanium transistors, and participated in the first silicon transistor
work at Motorola.
● In the early 1960s, as
a device designer at Motorola, Jack developed the key device structures and
processes, including the annular process and the STAR geometry, which
provided the basis for the highly successful 2N2222 line of transistors.
● Jack was granted
numerous patents related to the annular device structure and processes. In
addition, he wrote extensively and made frequent industry presentations, on
the subject of 1960s transistor technology.
● Jack was promoted to a
Corporate Vice President position at Motorola in the late 1960s and
remained with them until retiring in 1975.
● Jack began a second
career with the State of Arizona and managed various state organizations
involved with energy development. He retired from this second career in
2002, as the Deputy Director of the Arizona State Economic Development