ARTICLES IN Remarkable People (41)

Remembering Andy S. Grove

Remembering Andy S. Grove

 David Brock   March 21, 2016
Andrew S. Grove was a seminal figure in the history of the semiconductor industry, and in the story of high-technology industry in Silicon Valley....   Read More
Beckman, Shockley and the 60th Anniversary of the Birth of Silicon Valley

Beckman, Shockley and the 60th Anniversary of the Birth of Silicon Valley

 David Laws   February 10, 2016
Sixty years ago, on February 14, 1956, two remarkable people addressed a luncheon for scientists, educators and the press at San Francisco’s Hotel St....   Read More
2015 Computer History Museum Fellow Awards

2015 Computer History Museum Fellow Awards

 Jennifer De La Cruz   August 12, 2015
Defying the Odds The Fellow Awards are a long-standing tradition at the Computer History Museum, dating back to 1987 when the Museum inducted its...   Read More
The Rise of TTL: How Fairchild Won a Battle But Lost the War

The Rise of TTL: How Fairchild Won a Battle But Lost the War

 David Laws   July 13, 2015
Transistor Transistor Logic (TTL) is a digital integrated circuit (IC) technology so named because the input gating structure is performed by transistors rather than...   Read More
Moore’s Law@50: “The most important graph in human history”

Moore’s Law@50: “The most important graph in human history”

 David Laws   April 15, 2015
Moore’s “Law” is not a law of nature or science but an observation by Gordon E. Moore, Director of the Fairchild Semiconductor Research and...   Read More
“Who named Silicon Valley?”

“Who named Silicon Valley?”

 David Laws   January 07, 2015
Happy Birthday Silicon Valley Courtesy: Ms Silicon Valley January 11, 2015 marks the 44th anniversary of the first known appearance in print of the...   Read More
Who Invented the IC?

Who Invented the IC?

 David Laws   August 20, 2014
Christie’s auction sale notice (May 22, 2014) of the only known phase-shift oscillator circuit built by Nobel Prize winner Jack Kilby in private hands...   Read More
The 2014 Computer History Museum Fellows

The 2014 Computer History Museum Fellows

 Dag Spicer   June 11, 2014
The 2014 Computer History Museum Fellows On April 26, the Museum held its annual tribute to that special group of computing innovators it calls...   Read More
Gary Kildall and the 40th Anniversary of the Birth of the PC Operating System

Gary Kildall and the 40th Anniversary of the Birth of the PC Operating System

 David Laws   February 26, 2014
Late one afternoon in the fall of 1974, in the sleepy California seaside town of Pacific Grove, programmer Gary Kildall and electronic engineer John...   Read More
Who Invented the Transistor?

Who Invented the Transistor?

 David Laws   December 04, 2013
On reading my recent @CHM blog “Who invented the diode?” CHM senior curator Dag Spicer pointed me to a fascinating scholarly treatise, “Singletons and...   Read More