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Fairchild Patent Notebooks


The Fairchild Semiconductor patent and laboratory notebooks date from before the dawn of the integrated circuit. The work contained in the notebooks revolutionized the science and manufacturing of microelectronics and drove the explosive growth of the region we now know as Silicon Valley. Fairchild was founded by Gordon Moore, Robert Noyce, Jean Hoerni, Julius Blank, Eugene Kleiner, Victor Grinich, Jay Last, and Sheldon Roberts. The history-making contributions of these entrepreneurs included inventing the modern semiconductor manufacturing technology (the planar process); building the first practical integrated circuits; the invention of the low power technology CMOS that enables every portable digital device today; and pioneering the development of semiconductor memory. All of these breakthroughs and many others critical to our modern technological society grew from ideas documented in these notebooks spanning 1957 through the 1980s.

Thanks to Texas Instruments, which donated the Notebooks in 2012, the Computer History Museum is excited to continue preserving the heritage of Fairchild Semiconductor and its extraordinary founders. CHM encourages monetary donations to continue their work preserving and providing access to the Fairchild Notebooks.

 

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    Allison patent notebook (#153)
    Fairchild Semiconductor
    Text, 1960-09-03-1961-04-15
    102722917
    Fok patent notebook (#310)
    Fairchild Semiconductor
    Text, 1963-05-24-1964-02-21
    102723960
    Castro patent notebook (#1208)
    Fairchild Semiconductor
    Text, 1970-01-19-1970-04-20
    102723958
    Greene patent notebook (#454)
    Fairchild Semiconductor
    Text, 1965-09-08-1970-06-18
    102722962
    Moore patent notebook (#6)
    Fairchild Semiconductor Corporation
    Text, 1957-10-23-1963-05-26
    102722912
    Sansbury patent notebook (#1331)
    Fairchild Semiconductor
    Text, 1971-04-14-1973-03-09
    102723953
    Haas laboratory notebook (Micrologic Book II)
    Fairchild Semiconductor
    Text, 1960-10-10-1961-01-27
    102722967
    Hulme patent notebook (#1016)
    Fairchild Semiconductor
    Text, 1963-07-01-1965-04-28
    102722974
    Barry patent notebook (#2276)
    Fairchild Semiconductor
    Text, 1981-03-05-1983-03-22
    102722924
    Kattner laboratory notebook (Micrologic Process Development )
    Fairchild Semiconductor
    Text, Undated.
    102722979
    Koehler patent notebook (#219)
    Fairchild Semiconductor
    Text, 1962-06-14-1965-07-15
    102722981
    Moore patent notebook (LN #1)
    Fairchild Semiconductor
    Text, 1962-05-07-1962-11-13
    102722998
    Beeson laboratory notebook (#1)
    Fairchild Semiconductor
    Text, 1960-09-08-1961-06-07
    102722929
    Beeson laboratory notebook (Notes #2)
    Fairchild Semiconductor
    Text, 1959-11-05-1961-06-27
    102722931
    Borror patent notebook (#184)
    Fairchild Semiconductor
    Text, 1961-11-18-1962-12-06
    102722936
    Lawrence patent notebook (#395)
    Fairchild Semiconductor
    Text, 1964-09-25-1965-07-20
    102722986
    Rice patent notebook (#429)
    Fairchild Semiconductor
    Text, 1965-05-12-1966-08-15
    102723009
    Chou laboratory notebook (Ion Implantation System II)
    Fairchild Semiconductor
    Text, 1971-02-09
    102722943
    Leistiko patent notebook (#110)
    Fairchild Semiconductor
    Text, 1961-02-15-1965-08-19
    102722993
    Duffek patent notebook (#191)
    Fairchild Semiconductor
    Text, 1962-02-07-1970-02-02
    102722948