Craig Fields's Not So Excellent Adventure

Sitting in his office at Microelectronics & Computer Technology Corp. in late February, CEO Craig Fields seemed a picture of calm. Talking through his grand plans for the technology consortium, the former Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency chief sidestepped rumors that he might be on the way out. Then, one week later on Mar. 1, Fields abruptly resigned his Austin (Tex.)-based post effective June 1, citing his "simple desire to be with my wife" at his Washington home.

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