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The Grabbe Collection 

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The Grabbe collection contains components from the below manufacturers: 
3M 
AC Spark Plug 
ACRI 
Amdahl 
AMI 
AMP 
AMP-MECA 
Apollo 
AST 
AT&T 
AUGAT 
Bell Labs 
BNR 
Bourns 
Bowmar 
Burroughs 
CBS 
CDC 
Chrysler 
CITIZEN 
COB 
Concurrent Logic 
Cray 
CSR 
Cyrix 686mx 
DALLAS-SEMI 
DEC 
DELCO 
DGY 
DIRECT BOND 
Dow Corning 
DuPont 
ELCO 
ENIAC 
Fairchild 
Ford 
FRISC Inc. 
Fujitsu 
Fujitsu-opt 
FUSION 
G.E. 
Gerneral Dynamics 
Gigabit 
HDD 
Hitachi 
Honeywell 
HP 
Hughes 
IBM Japan 
IBM Owego 
IBM 
ILLIAC 
INMOS 
Intel lux 
INTEL 
Interposer 
Intersil 
ITT 
JPL 
LGA 
Litel 
LSI LOGIC 
MA-CON 
Marne Research 
MCC 
methode 
Micro SMT 
MICRON 
MIT 
Mitsubishi 
MMKOR 
MMS 
MOSAIC 
MOSTEC 
Mot. Optop AG 
Motorola 
National 
NCHIP 
NCR 
NEC 
Nixdorf 
Northup 
OKI 
Olin 
Pacific Micro 
Panasonic 
PGA 
Phillips 
Picowire 
Pico-wire 
PMI 
PMP 
Raychem 
Raytheon 
RCA 
Read-Rite 
Relays 
Rockwell 
Rogers 
SGS-Thomsom 
SHARP 
Shindo 
Shinko 
Siemens 
Signetics 
SIM 
Sintra 
SMT 
Sperry 
Switch 
Tektronix 
Teledyne 
Tessera 
Texas Instruments 
Thomas+betts 
Timex 
Toshiba 
Trident 
Trilogy 
Trilogy module 
TRW 
Unisys 
Univac 
Universal 
USSR-Comp. 
UTC 
Vitessa 
VLSI 
Western Digital 
Westinghouse 
WETTEK 
XEROX 

The Grabbe Collection 

The collection will have a new home at historic Camp Evans 
Under the sponsorship of the
IEEE History Center, InfoAge, and Prismark Partners.
Mr. Charles L. Lassen (left) of Prismark Partners and Mr. Dimitry Grabbe, IEEE Fellow. 
The Grabbe Computer Component Collection spans 50 years of computer packaging development.  It is the result of the dedicated selection, photographing, and organizing of components which step by step show important steps in the progress of computer development.  The collection has selected components from nearly every major manufacture and represents a cross section of the computer industry.  The unique collection has 7000 components and 45,000 custom slides.  Many of the slides are microscopic views of circuits which look more like art than technology and represent thousands of hours of work by Mr. Grabbe.


Mr. Grabbe has given this amazing collection to InfoAge where selected components will be displayed to show students and families the step by step advances in packaging technology.  The collection is sponsored by the IEEE History Center, at Rutgers University, and Prismark Partners LLC.  The entire collection will be available for research in the future.



Just a few of the 45,000 custom technology slides taken by Mr. Grabbe



Prismark Partners LLC sent a five member team of researchers and consultants to evaluate the Grabbe Collection.


 

J. Philip Plonski, Senior Consultant with Prismark Partners LLC 

 

 


 

Mark V. Christensen and Melanie Wuthenow, of Prismark Partners LLC

 

 

 


A view of a small portion of Mr. Grabbe's collection 

 

It is very exciting for InfoAge to house Mr. Grabbe's excellent collection where thousands of persons will be able to see computer development from ENIAC to current technology.  It is also very fitting for Camp Evans to display this collection with its Marconi history, World War II electronic and vacuum tube research history and especially Camp Evans contributions to early transistor development and application to military system. 
   We at InfoAge thank Dr. Michael Gelselowitz and staff of the IEEE History Center and Mr. Charles Lassen and staff of Prismark Partners LLC for their help and sponsorship in keeping this excellent collect intact and creating the possibility of expanding the collection in the future.   We are very grateful to Mr. Dimitry Grabbe for the thousands of hours and expertise he invested of his life in creating this important collection over his professional career.  Many persons in the future will have a much better understanding of the creativity and the challenges met in computer  packaging technology over the last 50 years thanks to Mr. Grabbe's efforts.  Some students may even consider the many professional careers in this area and the many manufactures represented in this collection as excellent employers.


If you see the potential of this center and the valuable mission it will serve in historic preservation and science education and wish to help with funds, please contact us via email or write us at:

Infoage Learning Center
2201 Marconi Road
Wall, New Jersey 07719-3919
Thanks, we need your help! 

page created September 2, 2001

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