Artifact Details

Title

Silicon Research and Development at Bell Telephone Laboratories oral history panel

Catalog Number

102702097

Type

Text

Date

2008-09-25

Contributor

Goldey, James, Interviewee
Hittinger, William, Interviewee
Hochheiser, Sheldon, Participant
Riordan, Michael, Moderator
Tanenbaum, Morris, Interviewee

Publisher

Computer History Museum

Place of Publication

Murray Hill, New Jersey

Extent

36 p.

Description

During the 1950s and into the 1960s, a group of Bell Telephone Laboratories scientists and technicians developed most of the silicon technology that went into the integrated circuit. In so doing, they provided the fundamental basis for the modern information technology society that we live in today. The participants in this interview, James Goldey, William Hittinger, and Morris Tanenbaum discuss the important work done during that time in Murray Hill, New Jersey labs and also at Western Electric Company, the AT&T manufacturing plant in nearby Allentown, Pennsylvania.
The panelists discuss the details of the early research done with silicon technologies and the developments leading to the birth of the transistor and, ultimately, to the integrated circuit and the roles that they and their contemporaries played in those activities.

Category

Transcription

Subject

AT&T; Bell Systems; Bell Laboratories; Western Electric; Shockley, William; Morton, Jack; Moore, Gordon; Fairchild Semiconductor; silicon; silicon crystals - formation; silicon crystals - impurities; silicon crystals - uses; silicon technology; transistors - mesa; transistors - stepping; transistors; transistors - MOS; transistors - PNPN; transistors - NPN; transistors - diffused-base; transistors - rate-grown; transistors - planar; Germanium; Goldey, James; Hittinger, William; Tanenbaum, Morris; semiconductor history

Collection Title

Oral history collection

Lot Number

X5031.2009