About Doug Fairbairn

Doug is the Staff Director, Semiconductor Special Interest Group, at the Computer History Museum. He has served in a number of engineering and executive positions during his 40+ year career in Silicon Valley. After earning an MSEE at Stanford in 1971, he worked at Xerox Palo Alto Research Center. In 1980, he helped found VLSI Technology, where he was Sr. VP in charge of ASICs. In 1990, he became founder and CEO of Redwood Design Automation, which was purchased by Cadence in 1994. Since 1998, Doug has served with a number of companies as a consultant and board member.

Articles by Doug Fairbairn(2)

Venture Capital in the Blood: Three Generations of Drapers in Silicon Valley

Venture Capital in the Blood: Three Generations of Drapers in Silicon Valley

 May 19, 2017 CHM Live, Exponential Center
On April 19, 2017, three generations of the Draper family joined Marguerite Gong Hancock on the CHM Live stage at the Computer History Museum as part of a series of programs organized by the Exponential Center. Exponential focuses on capturing the legacy and advancing the future of innovation and entrepreneurship. Read More
25 Years of Dataquest

25 Years of Dataquest

 Jan 02, 2013 From the Collection
If you were a senior executive in the Semiconductor Industry in the 1970s, 80s, and into the 1990s, you attended the annual Dataquest Industry Conference. Dataquest conferences, newsletters, industry reports and market data were the most widely attended, most thoroughly read, and the most frequently quoted of all the industry data and opinion sources. Read More