|Born||Robert C. Dobkin
|Known for||Integrated circuits designer and electronics entrepreneur|
Dobkin studied Electrical Engineering at MIT, but did not complete a degree. After early employments e.g. at GE reentry Systems, he joined Philbrick Nexus in Massachusetts working on IC development with Bob Pease. He joined National Semiconductor (NSC) in January 1969. He resigned the position as Director of Advanced Circuit Development at NSC in July 1981 and co-founded Linear Technology with Robert J. Widlar in the same year.
Dobkin holds more than 100 patents in the field of analog circuits.
- LM317, the first variable three-pin voltage regulator
- LM118, first high speed operational amplifier
- LM199, heated buried-Zener voltage reference, and its improved successor, the LTZ1000
- LT1083, the first low-dropout regulator
- LT3080, three terminal adjustable regulator with a current source reference.
- "Linear Technology Corporation /CA/ - Form 10-K". Internet FAQ Consortium. August 19, 2010. Retrieved 2010-08-25.
- "Executive Profile: Robert C. Dobkin". Bloomberg Business Week. Retrieved 2013-07-06.
- "Bob Dobkin and Jim Williams 960-page book of app notes". Electronics Design Network. Retrieved 2013-07-05.
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