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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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  • Result 121-140 of about 207
    Allison patent notebook (#10)
    Fairchild Semiconductor Corporation
    Text, 1957-12-23-1960-09-23
    102723948
    Kroemer patent notebook (#490)
    Fairchild Semiconductor
    Text, 1966-03-16-1966-09-01
    102723950
    Wandry laboratory notebook (Photo Log)
    Fairchild Semiconductor
    Text, 1964-01-18-1965-12-19
    102723974
    Wheeler laboratory notebook
    Fairchild Semiconductor
    Text, 1961-01-30-1961-12-18
    102723979
    Smith and Rice patent notebook (#458)
    Fairchild Semiconductor
    Text, 1965-06-14-1966-08-25
    102723037
    Fok laboratory notebook (µER Section meeting)
    Fairchild Semiconductor
    Text, 1962-05-01-1963-02-19
    102722958
    Forbes patent notebook (#317)
    Fairchild Semiconductor
    Text, 1963-07-09-1967-07-28
    102722960
    Haas patent notebook (#23)
    Fairchild Semiconductor Corporation
    Text, 1959-02-10-1961-01-26
    102722965
    Hoerni patent notebook (#3)
    Fairchild Semiconductor Corporation
    Text, 1957-11-07-1960-12-22
    102722910
    Tucker patent notebook (#893)
    Fairchild Semiconductor
    Text, 1969-01-31-1971-07-22
    102722915
    Hower patent notebook (#593)
    Fairchild Semiconductor
    Text, 1966-09-01-1971-05-26
    102722972
    Baker patent notebook (#116)
    Fairchild Semiconductor
    Text, 1961-03-01-1961-05-01
    102722922
    Beeson patent notebook (#146)
    Fairchild Semiconductor
    Text, 1960-09-19-1961-07-24
    102722927
    Kattner laboratory notebook (Old [Original])
    Fairchild Semiconductor
    Text, 1959-10-07-1960-09-27
    102722977
    Lehrer patent notebook (#484)
    Fairchild Semiconductor
    Text, 1966-02-04-1968-04-11
    102723963
    Bohn patent notebook (#347)
    Fairchild Semiconductor
    Text, 1964-11-04
    102722934
    Lawrence patent notebook (#283)
    Fairchild Semiconductor
    Text, 1963-02-28-1963-12-20
    102722984
    Lawrence patent notebook (#720)
    Fairchild Semiconductor
    Text, 1967-05-16-1968-09-04
    102722989
    Rice patent notebook (#1378)
    Fairchild Semiconductor
    Text, 1972-02-12-1974-04-09
    102723007
    Castro patent notebook (#576)
    Fairchild Semiconductor
    Text, 1966-12-12-1969-07-22
    102722939