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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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    Dumesnil patent notebook (#370)
    Fairchild Semiconductor
    Text, 1964-03-25-1969-07-16
    102722950
    Fok patent notebook (#837)
    Fairchild Semiconductor
    Text, 1968-06-21-1970-03-26
    102722955
    Parker patent notebook (#757)
    Fairchild Semiconductor
    Text, 1967-09-12
    102723004
    Rodgers patent notebook (#1154)
    Fairchild Semiconductor
    Text, 1970-01-12-1970-01-13
    102723011
    Moore patent notebook (L.N.#3)
    Fairchild Semiconductor
    Text, 1962-11-15-1963-06-06
    102723965
    Wandry patent notebook (#1399)
    Fairchild Semiconductor
    Text, 1972-04-27
    102723047
    Salsbury patent notebook (#1457)
    Fairchild Semiconductor
    Text, 1973-06-05-1974-01-17
    102723016
    Shepherd patent notebook (#2233)
    Fairchild Semiconductor
    Text, 1980-08-18-1981-08-11
    102723023
    Lasch patent notebook (#113)
    Fairchild Semiconductor
    Text, 1960-03-30
    102723927
    Shyam laboratory notebook (Gunn Effect Jan 1968)
    Fairchild Semiconductor
    Text, 1968-01-23-1968-05-22
    102723028
    Shyam laboratory notebook (Feb 1968)
    Fairchild Semiconductor
    Text, 1968-02
    102723030
    Fok patent notebook (#126)
    Fairchild Semiconductor
    Text, 1960-02-22-1960-10-03
    102723915
    Sklar patent notebook (#425)
    Fairchild Semiconductor
    Text, 1965-02-09-1966-11-07
    102723035
    Kamins patent notebook (#1095)
    Fairchild Semiconductor
    Text, 1969-06-30-1971-02-11
    102723934
    Snow patent notebook (#302)
    Fairchild Semiconductor
    Text, 1965-10-25-1969-04-09
    102723042
    Dell'Oca patent notebook (#875)
    Fairchild Semiconductor
    Text, 1970-02-09-1972-07-28
    102723939
    Farina patent notebook (#32)
    Fairchild Semiconductor
    Text, 1960-1963-04-23
    102723941
    Alfke patent notebook (#1218)
    Fairchild Semiconductor
    Text, 1970-02-05-1977-10-20
    102723946
    Wandry patent notebook (#825)
    Fairchild Semiconductor
    Text, 1970-01-14-1971-01-06
    102723972
    Saxena patent notebook (#149)
    Fairchild Semiconductor
    Text, 1960-09-22-1962-11-07
    102723922