Hall of Fame 2019

William Gosney

After completing his Ph.D., William Gosney worked for Texas Instruments in Dallas, TX. some projects included an early self-registered gate CMOS technology, an early non-volatile electrically-programmable and reprogrammable EEPROM and a Texas Instruments' 4K DRAM. He moved to Mostek Technology in 1977, working on DRAMs (16K to 1M), EPROMs (64K to 256K), and an early version of a flash memory. Gosney has fourteen patents in semiconductor and related technologies. In 1986 until he retired at the end of 2018, he was the Cecil and Ida Green Professor of Electrical Engineering at Southern Methodist University. In addition to the usual courses in integrated circuits and electrical devices, Gosney developed a very successful electrical engineering survey course for non-engineering majors. He also did about 100 expert-witness cases in semiconductor-technology patent infringement and electrically-related personal injury or death, working with law firms all over the US.

During the late 1970's and early 1980's, Gosney served three terms of office on the city council and one term as mayor of my small town--Lucas, Texas.