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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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    Weisenstern patent notebook (#27)
    Fairchild Semiconductor Corporation
    Text, 1959-05-19
    102723977
    Fok patent notebook (#360)
    Fairchild Semiconductor
    Text, 1964-02-14-1964-10-13
    102723961
    Fok patent notebook (#151)
    Fairchild Semiconductor
    Text, 1960-09-29-1963-05-27
    102723959
    Grebene patent notebook (#320)
    Fairchild Semiconductor
    Text, 1963-07-31-1963-10-06
    102722963
    Last patent notebook (#5)
    Fairchild Semiconductor Corporation
    Text, 1957-11-08-1960-06-30
    102722913
    Barry patent notebook (#3122)
    Fairchild Semiconductor
    Text, 1985-07-09-1985-10-30
    102722925
    Kauffman patent notebook (#509)
    Fairchild Semiconductor
    Text, 1966-06-16-1969-09-09
    102723954
    Herndon patent notebook (#888)
    Fairchild Semiconductor
    Text, 1969-05-20-1986-11-08
    102722968
    Allison laboratory notebook
    Fairchild Semiconductor Corporation
    Text, 1957-11-12-1960-03-06
    102722918
    Badertscher patent notebook (#1257)
    Fairchild Semiconductor
    Text, 1970-05-16-1972-03-23
    102722920
    Hilbiber patent notebook (#265)
    Fairchild Semiconductor
    Text, 1963-03-18-1966-01-21
    102722970
    Husher patent notebook (#1267)
    Fairchild Semiconductor
    Text, 1970-10-09-1974-01-31
    102722975
    Lauritzen patent notebook (#160)
    Fairchild Semiconductor
    Text, 1961-09-18-1965-04-02
    102722982
    Parkinson patent notebook (#1136)
    Fairchild Semiconductor
    Text, 1970-08-20-1972-02-07
    102723005
    Beyerlein patent notebook (#685)
    Fairchild Semiconductor
    Text, 1976-01-19
    102722932
    Bray patent notebook (#1727)
    Fairchild Semiconductor
    Text, 1974-03-06-1974-08-21
    102722937
    Lawrence patent notebook (#446)
    Fairchild Semiconductor
    Text, 1965-07-23-1966-07-27
    102722987
    Chou laboratory notebook (Lateral PNP III)
    Fairchild Semiconductor
    Text, 1969-03-24-1969-07-14
    102722944
    Lenzlinger patent notebook (#764)
    Fairchild Semiconductor
    Text, 1967-10-05-1970-12-18
    102722994
    Dumesnil patent notebook (#1117)
    Fairchild Semiconductor
    Text, 1969-07-15-1972-02
    102722949