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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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    Chou laboratory notebook (Ion Implantation Experiments I)
    Fairchild Semiconductor
    Text, 1970-08-20-1971-01-08
    102722941
    Chua patent notebook (#1018)
    Fairchild Semiconductor
    Text, 1963-05-09
    102722946
    Learn patent notebook (#1249)
    Fairchild Semiconductor
    Text, 1970-06-30-1975-01-17
    102722991
    Manoliu patent notebook (#900)
    Fairchild Semiconductor
    Text, 1969-02-24-1971-10-22
    102722996
    Fok patent notebook (#512)
    Fairchild Semiconductor
    Text, 1966-05-09-1967-03-23
    102722953
    Norman patent notebook (#195)
    Fairchild Semiconductor
    Text, 1962-01-18-1962-03-15
    102723002
    Razouk patent notebook (#1716)
    Fairchild Semiconductor
    Text, 1980-06-16-1985-12-11
    102723968
    Rice patent notebook (#1539)
    Fairchild Semiconductor
    Text, 1975-04-10-1978-03-09
    102723970
    Roberts patent notebook (#7)
    Fairchild Semiconductor Corporation
    Text, 1957-10-21-1961-01-27
    102723920
    Ruegg patent notebook (#507)
    Fairchild Semiconductor
    Text, 1966-04-29-1967-03-17
    102723014
    Bonfadini laboratory notebook
    Fairchild Semiconductor
    Text, 1960-04-12-1961-11-17
    102723925
    Saxena patent notebook (#254)
    Fairchild Semiconductor
    Text, 1962-12-12-1964-12-09
    102723019
    Schroeder patent notebook (#338)
    Fairchild Semiconductor
    Text, 1963-10-23-1967-10-03
    102723021
    Whittier patent notebook (#423)
    Fairchild Semiconductor
    Text, 1965-03-18-1968-04-22
    102723932
    Shyam patent notebook (#592)
    Fairchild Semiconductor
    Text, 1967-01-25-1967-06-08
    102723026
    Sklar patent notebook (#1370)
    Fairchild Semiconductor
    Text, 1971-07-01
    102723033
    James patent notebook (#135)
    Fairchild Semiconductor
    Text, 1960-06-14-1961-06-20
    102723918
    Smith patent notebook (#1278)
    Fairchild Semiconductor
    Text, 1974-10-11
    102723038
    Smith patent notebook (#470)
    Fairchild Semiconductor
    Text, 1965-06-28-1966-11-10
    102723040
    Fogelsong patent notebook (#1004)
    Fairchild Semiconductor
    Text, 1963-03-13-1969-01-21
    102723937