2014 Fellow Award Honorees
Congratulations to the Computer History Museum's 2014 Fellow Award Honorees, Lynn Conway, John Crawford, and Irwin Jacobs. The three Fellows will be
inducted into the Museum's Hall of Fellows on Saturday, April 26, 2014, at a formal ceremony where Silicon Valley executives, technology leaders,
and Museum supporters will gather to celebrate the accomplishments of the Fellows and their impact on society.
Who Invented the Transistor?
Because of their poor reliability and large power consumption, by the late 1930's engineers at American Telephone and Telegraph knew that vacuum-tube circuits could not handle the company's rapidly growing demand for increased phone call capacity. Bell Laboratories' director of research Mervin J. Kelly assigned William Shockley to investigate the possibility of using semiconductor technology to replace tubes.
Mike Markkula: Personal Computing, Meet the World
It is no secret that Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak revolutionized personal computing, but Mike Markkula is the one who introduced it to the world. Read this story and more in Mike Markkula's oral history.
Revolutionaries Series on KQED
Tune in to on Tuesdays at 7pm on KQED Plus for the CHM Presents Revolutionaries Series. In the series, some of the most distinguished thought leaders in the computing field share their views on technology and how it shapes our modern world.