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Who invented the Microprocessor?

Who invented the Microprocessor?

 David Laws   September 20, 2018
The microprocessor is hailed as one of the most significant engineering milestones of all time. The lack of a generally agreed definition of the...   Read More
2018 Museum Fellow Dov Frohman-Bentchkowsky: Silicon, Science, Memory & Survival

2018 Museum Fellow Dov Frohman-Bentchkowsky: Silicon, Science, Memory & Survival

 David Brock   April 18, 2018
For the invention of the first commercial erasable programmable read-only memory (EPROM), which enabled rapid development of microprocessor-based systems.Fellow Awards Selection Committee, Computer History...   Read More
13 Sextillion & Counting: The Long & Winding Road to the Most Frequently Manufactured Human Artifact in History

13 Sextillion & Counting: The Long & Winding Road to the Most Frequently Manufactured Human Artifact in History

 David Laws   April 02, 2018
Scientists and engineers achieved the alchemist’s goal of turning low-value material, in this case sand (silicon), into gold with the invention of the MOS...   Read More
Fairchild Semiconductor: The 60th Anniversary of a Silicon Valley Legend

Fairchild Semiconductor: The 60th Anniversary of a Silicon Valley Legend

 David Laws   September 19, 2017
President Eisenhower’s Civil Rights Act, Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat, and the launch of Sputnik by the Soviet Union were respectively important social,...   Read More
A Look Back at 2016 on <i>@CHM</i>

A Look Back at 2016 on @CHM

 Jennifer De La Cruz   January 06, 2017
The start of a new year is always an exciting time, a time when the world brims with potential, a time when anything is...   Read More
Fairchild, Fairchildren, and the Family Tree of Silicon Valley

Fairchild, Fairchildren, and the Family Tree of Silicon Valley

 David Laws   December 20, 2016
Sixty years after its founding in 1957, Fairchild Semiconductor Corporation is celebrated as “The First Trillion Dollar Startup.”1 Through an unprecedented series of technical,...   Read More
Silicon Valley: A Century of Entrepreneurial Innovation

Silicon Valley: A Century of Entrepreneurial Innovation

 David Laws   September 20, 2016
The entrepreneurial, technology-driven roots of today’s Silicon Valley sprouted long before Google’s algorithms, Apple’s two Steves, Fairchild’s chipmeisters, or the egalitarian management innovations of...   Read More
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
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