Table of Contents

What came before webpage 

Preview:Chapter 1 - Crown Point

     If it weren't for the gold!

     Virtual business and company

     From hardware to software to anywhere

     Full Circle

Chapter 2 - Mining, and a hospital

     Two vastly different towns

     The Big Two Mines

         Bourn

         MacBolye

             I made my money here, I’ll spend it here

             Transportation

             Hospital

         The End of an Era

Chapter 3 - Getting to Grass Valley

     Charlie Litton

     Leaving the bay area

     Litton Engineering

         The Children

     Community involvement

         Aviation

         Condo

         Business Incubator

Chapter 4 - Doc Hare

     Fresno and Stanford

         Hare's Childhood

             The Parents

             Donald George Corkhill Hare

                 Card Shark
                 Graduate School

     Getting to DGCH Co

         The Thirties

         WWII

         Audio and data recording

     Hare and company

         Expanding – Cinerama

         First Sale

         Sangamo – Sale number two

     Litton and Hare

         Moving to Grass Valley

         A falling out

Chapter 5 - The Group

     Hand to mouth

         Forget about finding a market, need to find a business!

     Dr. Hare's Management Style

     GV discovers video

         ABC

         Now a Video Company

         Moving up the food chain – Video Production Switchers

     Financially On the map

Chapter 6 - Tektronix

     The Scope Guys - Displacing Dumont and RCA

     No Longer Independent

         The End of the Hare Era

Chapter 7 - Tektronix's fall from glory

     Spanning the 3rd Revolution

     Vertical Integration

         Bitney Springs

             Beginning of the end

             Providence Site

     Analog by Nature

     Early Engineering Support

     Branding

         1600

             Emem

         300

             Hybrids

         More Switchers

     Modular

     Wavelink

     Routers

     Giving Sony an Opening

         What to sell

         Transistors

         1st Consumer Products

             Television

             Professional and Industrial

                 VTRs

         Building the Brand

         Partners

     Early Tek line of succession

         bob Johnson

         Jim Ward

         Tom Long

         Dave Friedley

             "Divisionalization"

Chapter 8 - Pulling the company down

     Late to the 3rd revolution

         Slow to Digital

             The first digital boxes

             DVE's

             3000/4000 GVG's First Digital Switchers

     NVISION Spinoff and Abandonment

         First Clientele

         HD - Failure to Launch

         No Tek Round Two

         The Book

         HD Finally Arrives

         Grass Valley Overtures

         Dot Com Bust

         Sale to ADC

         Completing the Digital Food Chain

             ACATS

                 VSB verses COFDM
                 Going HD

         DTV Matures

     Too late too to the Game

         Playing Catch up

             Spinning apart

     Game of Thrones

         Dan Wright

         Dave Mayfield

             Wright Gone

             Friedley Out

         Larry Kaplan – Tek VP and GV GM

         Bob Wilson

         Jerry Meyer – Tek President and Long Out

             Kaplan Out Castles Tek VP

         Dan Castles

         Lucie Fjeldstad – Tek VP

             Castles leaves

         Larry Neitling

         Tim Thorsteinson – Tek VP

Chapter 9 - Chain of Succession

     The Gooding Interlude

     Thomson’s Turn

         Thomson's Ancestry

             Thomson

             Bosch

             Bell & Howell

             Philips

             BTS & Philips Broadcast

             Technicolor

         Bulking Up

         The implosion

     Next! – Francisco Partners

         Alain Andreoli

         Tim Thorsteinson

     Being Bigger - Belden

         John Stroup

         GV’s Turn/h3>

         Buying up the U.K.

         Everywhere but here

             In Name Only

     Not Even Belden Could Make it Work

         Didn’t know what they were getting into

         Becoming software centric

             New more software centric Product Lineup

             The stall

             Sale

         Q to Q Does not Work

             Black Dragon Capitol

             Grass Valley Technology Alliance (GVTA)

Chapter 10 - The Fairchild Effect

     Silicon Valley

         Running a company – staying on top

     Video Valley

     Cyan Engineering/Atari

         Ampex Connection

         Syzygy &Spacewar

         Pong

         Breakout

         The rest of the chapter is in outline form for now

         VCS Development

             Microprocessor based

         Warner

             Bushnell’s exit

         Video Game Crash

         Ataritel

         The End

     Other Early players

         Applied Design Labs

         Graham-Patton

         IMIX

         Sierra Video

         Continental

         DirecTV

         Ensemble Design

         Others taking advantage of the food chain

             Cable Data

             Cineplex

             Hedco

             Lighthouse Digital

             Silicon Systems

                 Spice

             ISIS

             Black Magic

         NVISION 2.0

             Run up to the turn of the century

             NV 2.0

             Miranda Sale

     The big two

         Telestream

             Starting the company

             Early Products

                 Clip & Flip Mail
                 Flip Factory

             Enterprise verses Desktop

             Technological Bridges

             20 years and handing over the reins

             Less in NC, but the industry influence increases

         AJA Video Systems

     Landscape today

     Branching Away from TV

Chapter 11 - Why Grass Valley is no longer in Grass Valley

     In name only

     The Pandemic

         The Industries Meeting Place

             The Vegas Strip

             Las Vegas Convention Center

             Farnsworth

             The Convention Itself

             The Unthinkable No More

         New Workflows

             Working Remotely

             Sports

                 How is was done; How it will be done moving forward

             The new reality, at least for now

     SAAS

     A Central Client – The TD

Chapter 12 - The Future

     Technically can the area stay relevent?

     The China Problem

         Ceronix

     Television, Video, and the Valley

     Attracting Talent to the Area

     The Towns

     Fires

     A Virtual Company