Ed lived in San Diego, Calif., where he died March 7, 2020, just one month from his 81st birthday.
He was born in Washington, D.C., and raised in Bethesda, Md. From Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, he entered Princeton, where he majored in electrical engineering, took his meals at Tower, and rowed lightweight crew. He roomed with John Cooper, Pete Finch, and Alan MacKenzie.
Ed left Princeton in his senior year and then graduated from the University of Maryland with an electrical engineering degree. His first job was with the Martin Co. working on a nuclear submarine, including some supervision from Cape Canaveral. Then Ed joined RCA, where he played a key role in the development of the first CMOS microprocessor. In 1970 he and his family moved to New Jersey, still with RCA, managing the semiconductor operations group. In 1983 Ed moved to San Diego to work for Burroughs, where he headed the memory systems and packaging department. In 1991 he and Barbara moved to Palo Alto, where Ed worked as director of packaging development at LSI Logic for 13 years, retiring in 2004.
He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Barbara; son Charles Fulcher; and daughter Mary K. Doughtie. Ed is deeply missed.