Artifact Details

Title

Semiconductor artifacts in the "Silicon Engine" exhibit

Catalog Number

102762439

Type

Text

Date

2009-06-30

Author

Laws, David

Publisher

Computer History Museum

Identifying Numbers

Other number doc-4a77c51d61197 Deprecated ITCHP Number

Extent

13 p.

Description

“The Silicon Engine,” an exhibit to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the integrated circuit (IC) at the Computer History Museum (CHM), opened on June 30, 2009. The attached file is pdf of the artifact exhibit catalog. The exhibit draws on the Computer History Museum’s extensive collection of oral histories gathered from leading pioneers in the field of semiconductors. It features a multi-screen theater, which will show an 8-minute documentary on the invention of the transistor, its role as a building block of the integrated circuit, the rapid growth of semiconductors and the profound effect these technologies have had on modern life. The exhibit also features artifacts from CHM’s collection and two personal viewing stations where visitors can select and view multiple excerpts of technology pioneers discussing their work and its impact. Kirsten Tashev, the Museum’s VP of Collections and Exhibits, and David Laws, of the Museum’s Semiconductor Special Interest Group, co-curated this exhibit. 14 scanned pages.

Category

Catalog

Collection Title

Information Technology Corporate Histories Collection

Lot Number

X7847.2017