Peter Sprague is Chairman of Wavexpress, a broadband television distribution company.
He was Chairman of National Semiconductor from 1965 to 1995. In 1988 he developed a patented process for tracking and billing information on the Internet, which led to the formation of Wave Systems Corp., and also Wavexpress.
He began a lifelong interest in the world of information at the age of 17 when he covered the Hungarian revolution, then spent two summers in Moscow working for UPI.
His entrepreneurial endeavors include the revival of the Aston Martin company in England, running for a U.S. congressional seat in 1970 against Ed Koch (he lost,) executive producing the cult movie, Steppenwolf, and involvement in a number of Internet-related start-ups.
Currently a director of uWink.com and SemEquip, Inc., Mr. Sprague is also the founding underwriter with his wife, Tjasa, of The Museum of the Gilded Age in Lenox, MA.