Hall of Distinction Class of 1979-1980

L. J. Sevin, LSU B.S. EE, 1957; M.S., 1959; Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Mostek Corporation. Mostek is a leader in technology, having one of the broadest and most advanced product lines in the manufacture of integrated circuits and electronic subsystems.

Mr. Sevin was founding member of the Mostek Corporation in 1969. As a founder and innovative leader he has emphasized state-of-the-art products manufactured with a basic Metal Oxide Semiconductor (MOS) process and includes semiconductor memories, single-chip microcomputers, and integrated circuits used in the communications field. Mostek's innovations have been characterized as forming a significant basis for what many respected sources describe as the next industrial revolution. Not a single product manufactured by Mostek today was even in the design stage in 1970. Mr. Sevin has led the corporation to national and international status with sales reaching the half-billion dollar level. Mostek Corporation very recently became a component of United Technology Corporation.

The author of a notable book on field effect transistors, Mr. Sevin holds several patents in semiconductor technology. He was a Director of the Institute of Technology at Southern Methodist University from 1974-76 and served on the Board of Directors of the Bulova Watch Company from 1976-79. He serves on the Trade Policy Committee of the Semiconductor Industry Association Board of Directors. He has been a spokesman for the semiconductor industry before the House of Ways and Means Committee and the International Trade commission regarding foreign trade barriers.

As a contemporary "industrial entrepreneur" in the high technology sector, Mr. Sevin has gained a reputation equaled by few for engineering excellence, and for honesty and integrity in the business and financial community.