Norman Hascoe, who died in 2007, was an engineer who designed materials for the semiconductor industry. Mrs. Hascoe, a former biochemist who helped Mr. Hascoe build his business, died in May 2010.
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Norman Hascoe holds more than 100 patents. Started advanced semiconductor materials company with $8,000 in 1957. Sold in 1969, repurchased. Later sold to AlliedSignal in 1983 for $100 million in cash plus stock. Turned around, sold shares at Allied's high.