Press Releases

Dec 05, 2017
Former Facebook VP Greg Badros Joins the Computer History Museum Board of Trustees
Tech leader and founder of Prepared Mind Innovations brings expertise in apps, ads, and search to CHM board
Sep 14, 2017
Computer History Museum Records Technology History of IBM Magnetic Tape Storage
How IBM personnel made important contributions to low-cost bulk data storage and helped to solve the mystery of the Challenger disaster.
Sep 12, 2017
Silicon Valley Rising Star Bobby Johnson Joins the Computer History Museum Board of Trustees
From Facebook to Interana, Johnson brings experience and a fresh outlook to the Museum Board.
Jun 07, 2017
Rare 'Google Founders Collection' Comes to the Computer History Museum
One-of-a-kind archive depicting the roots of one of the world’s most historic startups will become a cornerstone of the Museum’s new Exponential Center on entrepreneurship and innovation
May 11, 2017
The Computer History Museum Continued Major iPhone 360 Project with Apple iPhone Inventor and Nest Founder Tony Fadell
Approaching the 10-year anniversary of the Apple iPhone, Tony Fadell, an inventor of the iPod and iPhone, joined Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist John Markoff in his only Silicon Valley appearance this year
Apr 26, 2017
Computer History Museum Celebrates 30 Years of Fellow Awards with the Announcement of 2017 Honorees
Alan Cooper, Margaret Hamilton, Cleve Moler and Larry Roberts to be honored at gala ceremony for their remarkable contributions to computing
Apr 05, 2017
Tech Entrepreneur Lore Harp McGovern Joins the Computer History Museum Board of Directors
Personal Computing Pioneer Joins Board to Support the Museum’s Ongoing Work and Scholarship
Mar 16, 2017
Computer History Museum’s Center for Software History Hosts Multidisciplinary Software Conference
Major international software conference – jointly organized by the Museum’s Center for Software History and the Special Interest Group for Computers, Information and Society (SIGCIS) – to explore how software relates to the social and technical constructs of power
Mar 14, 2017
Silicon Valley Entrepreneur Donna Dubinsky and Software Industry Pioneer Bernard Peuto Appointed as Trustees Emeriti of Computer History Museum
Newly created class of trustee honors distinguished service instrumental to the founding and growth of the Museum; Dubinsky and Peuto recognized for their respective 16-year and 17-year tenures on the Board and their leadership as trustees.
Mar 07, 2017
Computer History Museum Enhances Visitor Experience with New Augmented Reality Mobile Tour Powered by Tango and GuidiGo Platform
Leveraging Google's Tango technology with GuidiGo’s new augmented reality (AR) platform, the Museum experience is now enhanced with additional AR content powered by Tango-enabled phones.
Mar 01, 2017
Computer History Museum Leads Software Research and Preservation with New Center Launch
Leading the Museum’s $20 million software initiative to explore the history of software, encourage ongoing research and foster dialogue about future implications
Feb 07, 2017
Computer History Museum Breaks Ground for New Interactive Learning Center
Innovative new learning center dedicated to inquiry-based educational programming
Jan 26, 2017
Computer History Museum Opens New Exhibition ‘Make Software: Change the World!’
The $7 million Exhibition Explores How the Lives of People Everywhere Have Been Transformed by Software
Dec 14, 2016
Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist John Markoff Joins the Computer History Museum
Acclaimed journalist John Markoff, long-time technology writer for The New York Times and winner of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize, will join the Museum’s staff as a historian in January 2017
Aug 03, 2016
Computer History Museum Releases Unpublished Excerpts of PC Pioneers Memoirs
PC software innovator Gary Kildall reveals new insights about the early computer industry in now-public memoirs
Jun 07, 2016
The Exponential Center seeks to inform and inspire the next generation of changemakers through collections, exhibitions, events, research, and thought leadership.
Apr 07, 2016
Computer History Museum Online Exhibit Presents A Timeline of Milestones in Storage Technology
Important advances in data storage technology that have enabled the digital revolution now exhibited online
Dec 10, 2015
Computer History Museum Is "Thinking Big" with New Ada Lovelace Exhibit
CHM kicks off a year-long bicentennial celebration of Victorian mathematician and visionary Ada Lovelace with a new exhibit opening and exclusive launch event with YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki.
Nov 17, 2015
Computer History Museum Announces its 2016 Fellow Award Honorees
Operating systems, early personal computing, and hardware description language Celebrated at Annual Awards Ceremony
Sep 14, 2015
The BBC and the Computer History Museum co-host 'Revolutionaries'
A public discussion on the impact of Artificial Intelligence with two of the world's leading figures in the field
Sep 11, 2015
Computer History Museum's Revolutionaries Makes US Debut on WORLD Channel
Series features in-depth interviews with tech luminaries, including Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, IBM Chairman & CEO Ginni Rometty and Pixar co- founder and Academy Award winner Ed Catmull
Jul 22, 2015
Computer History Museum Makes Electronic Arts DeluxePaint Source Code Available to the Public
Popular Commodore Amiga graphical drawing program joins CHM's Historical Source Code Series
Feb 10, 2015
Computer History Museum Welcomes Silicon Valley Rising Stars to NextGen Advisory Board
New Members Hail from Gunderson Dettmer, Stanford and Standard Treasury
Jan 29, 2015
Computer History Museum Announces its 2015 Fellow Award Honorees
Database Management, Computer Design, and C++ Programming Language Celebrated at Annual Awards Ceremony
Dec 19, 2014
Computer History Museum Receives Major Grant From The Council on Library and Information Resources
Cataloging Hidden Special Collections and Archives Grant Awarded to the Computer History Museum to Process Hidden Collections
Nov 20, 2014
IBM Watson Server Comes to the Computer History Museum
Groundbreaking Artificial Intelligence Computer System Recognized as Major Milestone
Nov 06, 2014
Computer History Museum IBM 1401 Restoration Wins Computer Conservation 2014 Tony Sale Award
Restored Industry-changing IBM 1401 Wins 2014 Tony Award for Computer Conservation
Oct 21, 2014
Computer History Museum Adds Historic Xerox Alto Source Code to its Software Source Code Series
Source Code for the First Computer with a Bit-Mapped Display and Mouse is Now Available to the Public
Oct 08, 2014
Computer History Museum Welcomes Silicon Valley Rising Stars to Advisory Board
New Members Hail from TechCrunch, Google and Version One Ventures
Oct 03, 2014
Computer History Museum is Going on the Road with Acclaimed Speaker Series Revolutionaries
Revolutionaries goes on the Road with a conversation featuring entrepreneur, investor & philanthropist Steve Case at NPR's corporate headquarters and digital news center in Washington, DC.
Oct 01, 2014
Computer History Museum Makes Historic CP/M Operating System Source Code Available to the Public
Computer History Museum adds Control Program for Microcomputers as a part of its Software Historical Source Code Series
Sep 10, 2014
Broadcom Foundation and Computer History Museum Introduce Design_Code_Build Program for Middle School STEM Education
New Partnership Teaches Bay Area Students the Basics of Applied Math and Coding to Support Future Careers in STEM
Jul 08, 2014
Fearless Genius Exhibit to debut in the West Coast at the Computer History Museum on July 9
Photographer Doug Menuez documents the rise of Silicon Valley in Fearless Genius: The Digital Revolution in Silicon Valley
Jun 03, 2014
Bay Areas Student Entrepreneurs to Pitch Business Plans for Cash, Advancement to National Competition
Computer History Museum and Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship kick off programmatic partnership to reach more young people and continue integrating technology into the student experience.
May 08, 2014
Computer History Museum Launches New Exhibit on the History of Autonomous Vehicles
Exploring the Elusive Dream of the Car that Drives Itself
Mar 07, 2014
Computer History Museum Partners with Google's Cultural Institute
Revolution: The First 2000 Years of Computing Live Visitor Experience Now Accessible Online
Jan 14, 2014
The Computer History Museum's Revolutionaries spotlights Silicon Valleys most influential figures on KQED
Season features tech luminaries, including Electronic Arts founder Trip Hawkins and Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg.
Dec 09, 2013
Computer History Museum Honors Technology Legend Douglas Engelbart
Evening commemorates Engelbarts Amazing Legacy and Wide Influence; Features SRI International CEO Curt Carlson and Siri Inc. co-Founder Adam Cheyer
Dec 03, 2013
The Computer History Museum Announces its 2014 Fellow Award Honorees
VLSI Design, Intel x86 Processor Architecture, Digital Communications Celebrated at Annual Awards Ceremony
Jun 11, 2013
Historic IBM Watson Jeopardy Set Comes to the Computer History Museum
For the first time ever IBM Watson Jeopardy! Stage will be made available to the public June 12, 2013
Jun 06, 2013
Prince Philippe of Belgium and Top Ministers to visit the Computer History Museum
Visit is part of a major trade delegation to Silicon Valley; The Museum and the Mundaneum also deepen ties for content exchange
Mar 04, 2013
The Computer History Museum Announces its 2013 Fellow Award Honorees
Computer Graphics, Early Computing, The Networked World To Be Celebrated at Annual Awards Ceremony on April 27, 2013
Mar 01, 2013
Tech Titans Battle Poker Pros at the Computer History Museum
Featuring Top Tech Executives from Google, Apple, Intel, Along With Venture Capitalist and Pokers Biggest Stars Playing for Charity. To Be Filmed for National TV
Jan 14, 2013
Computer History Museums Revolutionaries Television Series Renewed for a Second Season on KQED
Revolutionaries includes in-depth interviews with Marissa Mayer, Bill Ford, Elon Musk, and other tech luminaries
Jul 02, 2012
Computer History Museum acquires historic Fairchild Semiconductor notebooks
Texas Instruments donates early engineering chronicles of Silicon Valley innovation
Jun 23, 2012
Computer History Museum Launches New Exhibit on Google Street View
Exploring how surrogate travel has transformed our ideas about going places
May 15, 2012
Computer History Museum Announces Russian Semiconductor Science Project
Major support for Russian Semiconductor Science Project is provided by Russian Venture Company
Feb 28, 2012
Turing and His Times
Top Computing Museums Link Up to Honour Computer Pioneers
Jan 19, 2012
The Computer History Museum Announces its 2012 Fellow Award Honorees
Artificial Intelligence, Timesharing, and ARM Processor Architecture Celebrated at Annual Awards Ceremony
Dec 14, 2011
Computer History Museum Receives Grant for Digital Repository
Preserving and Creating Access to Original Digital and Digitized Artifacts
Dec 05, 2011
Computer History Museum Launches New Online Steve Jobs Exhibit
Features rare footage of Jobs talking about early days of Apple
Jan 12, 2011
Revolution: The First 2000 Years of Computing
Nov 01, 2010
Computer History Museum Appoints Valley Veterans Raymie Stata and Rich Redelfs to Board of Directors
Longtime Yahoo! technologist and Foundation Capital General Partner join Museum's Board as it nears the launch of Revolution: The First 2000 Years of Computing
Sep 07, 2010
Computer History Museum Appoints Greg Papadopoulos to Board of Directors
New trustee brings experience from Sun Microsystems, HP and Honeywell to help the Museum preserve for posterity the artifacts and stories of computing history
May 20, 2010
Computer History Museum to Host PLATO@50 Conference
Two-Day Free Conference Commemorates PLATO's Amazing Legacy and Wide Influence; Features PLATO Creator and Plasma Display Co-Inventor Don Bitzer; Microsoft's Ray Ozzie; Brian Dear of PLATO History Foundation
Apr 21, 2010
The Computer History Museum Kicks Off Commemorative 'Net@40' Speaker Series
Year-Long Speaker Series Features Renowned Security Experts, Networking Pioneer Bob Taylor, Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg and Others in Conversations with NPR
Feb 23, 2010
The Computer History Museum Heads for the Cloud
Readers Can Now Print Museum Publications On-Demand Using HP\'s MagCloud Service
Nov 04, 2009
KTEH and Computer History Museum Kick Off Internet Scavenger Hunt
Celebrating the 40th Birthday of the \"net\" with Virtual Time Capsule and Global Search for Most Internet-related Stories and Artifacts
Jul 01, 2009
Jun 15, 2009
The Computer History Museum Announces its 2009 Fellow Award Honorees
Robert R. Everett, Don Chamberlin and Team of Faggin, Hoff, Mazor and Shima to be Inducted into the Museum\'s Hall of Fellows
Jun 02, 2009
The Computer History Museum Makes Historic Apple Documents Available to Public
Apple Preliminary Macintosh Business Plan and Preliminary Confidential Offering Memorandum Now Accessible on CHM Website
May 06, 2009
The Computer History Museum Hosts IC@50 Events on May 6 and 8 to Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Integrated Circuit
Gordon Moore, Jay Last, Brian Halla and Other Tech Luminaries Share Personal Histories and Industry Perspective on the Evolution of the Semiconductor
Apr 28, 2009
The Computer History Museum Launches Its Education Program
CHM Expands Executive Team to Kick Off Education Focus
Jan 21, 2009
Harvard Business School Professor Richard S. Tedlow Joins the Computer History Museum as First Resident Scholar
Appointment Represents Major Step Toward Museum\'s Long-Term Goal of Establishing Permanent Research Center to Study the Impact of Computing
Jun 18, 2008
The Computer History Museum Announces the 2008 Fellow Awards Recipients
Jean Bartik, Bob Metcalfe and Linus Torvalds to be Inducted to the Museum\'s Prestigious Hall of Fellows
May 05, 2008
Dec 16, 2007
LSI Marks 60th Anniversary Of Transistor
Manufacturer Donates Replica of First Transistor to Computer History Museum
Nov 01, 2007
Computer History Museum and Web History Center Celebrate 30th Anniversary of Internet Milestone
Industry Pioneers Gather to Commemorate the First Major TCP-based Internetwork Demonstration
Oct 19, 2007
PRSA Silicon Valley and The Computer History Museum To Host \"Tech Media Predicts \'08\"
Silicon Valley’s must-attend event will feature top media influencers discussing what’s hot – and what’s not – in coming year
Sep 12, 2007
Ford Donates CRAY T-932 Supercomputer to the Computer History Museum
\"In its day, it truly was a feat of engineering genius,\" - Chuck Schwab, Ford Numerically Intensive Computing supervisor.
Aug 20, 2007
Fairchild Semiconductor Celebrates 50th Anniversary in October at Computer History Museum
Fairchild Luminaries and Alumni Gather to Honor and Explore Company\'s Lasting Impact on the World
Jun 07, 2007
SAP Donation Helps Computer History Museum Procure Rare European Computer Collection
Computer History Museum Accepts Largest Single Acquisition to Date, Supported by Generosity of SAP
Apr 03, 2007
Oct 16, 2006
Museum gears up to tell global computing story
Prominent U.K.-based curator joins Silicon Valley museum to develop international \"Timeline of Computing History\" exhibit; significant international computing objects added to Museum\'s growing collection
Oct 13, 2006
Leading computing pioneers Sir Tony Hoare, Robert Kahn, Butler Lampson and Marvin Minsky to be honored by museum
Honorees\' diverse accomplishments span the co-founding of the field of artificial intelligence to the development of the Quicksort algorithm to pioneering lasting contributions to internetworking and scientific research.
Jul 12, 2006
Robert N. Miner Software Curator Named For Computer History Museum
Apple Computer senior software engineering veteran joins Computer History Museum team
Jun 07, 2006
Computer History Museum Announces New Sunday Hours of Operation
New Dates and Times for PDP-1 Restoration Demonstrations Are Also Announced
May 23, 2006
Computer History Museum Presents An Evening with Robert Price: The Control Data Story In Conversation with Mel Stuckey
Retired Chairman of the Board and CEO of Control Data Corporation (now Ceridian Corporation) to speak in Mountain View
Mar 29, 2006
Computer History Museum Adds Heidi Sinclair To Its Board of Trustees
20-year Technology Industry Veteran to Provide Valuable Expertise and Perspective for Museum\'s Growth
Feb 14, 2006
Vice President Operations Named For Computer History Museum
Arts and cultural facilities veteran joins Computer History Museum team
Feb 06, 2006
Fiftieth Anniversary of the Company that put the Silicon in Silicon Valley
\"The Rise of Silicon Valley: From Shockley Labs to Fairchild Semiconductor\" February 27 Event to Discuss the Legacy of Shockley Semiconductor presented by the Computer History Museum and SEMI
Feb 01, 2006
Social Computing: From Message Boards to Blogs & Beyond
Odysseys In Technology, The Computer History Museum Speaker Series Sponsored by Sun Labs, presents a Valentine\'s Day discussion on Social Computing
Jan 04, 2006
Computer History Museum Presents an Evening with Michael Ruettgers
Former Chairman of information management giant EMC and one of Business Week.s World\'s Top 25 Executives to speak in Mountain View
Nov 28, 2005
The Computer History Museum Presents An Evening with Paul Baran
2005 Computer History Museum Fellow Award winner and father of packet switching featured in conversation with Stanford Science and Technology Collections curator, Henry Lowood
Oct 21, 2005
Computer History Museum to Feature an Evening Tracing Cold War Spying, Intrigue and the Origins of a Soviet Computer technology Hub
Event co-hosted by the US-Russia Technology Symposium examines for the first-time ever the story documenting Soviet technology developments associated with members of the legendary Rosenberg spy ring
Oct 17, 2005
Gates Foundation Gives $15 Million to Computer History Museum
Donation to Museum\'s campaign ranks as largest gift to date
Oct 12, 2005
Chief Financial Officer Named for Computer History Museum
High-tech veteran brings rich experience to Computer History Museum
Oct 12, 2005
Computer History Museum to Host Public Discussion of the National Science Foundation\'s Large-Scale Computing Research Efforts for the Future
Rare west coast public forum and gathering of the Foundation\'s Computer and Information Science and Engineering Advisory Committee, including Computer History Museum Fellow, Vint Cerf, and other luminaries
Oct 10, 2005
The Computer History Museum Presents An Evening with Ivan Sutherland
Computer History Museum Fellow Award winner to share link between research and fun Event caps Museum\'s Fellow Awards week
Sep 23, 2005
Four Computer Industry Pioneers to be Honored at the Computer History Museum\'s Fellow Awards Dinner & Ceremony
Honorees\' diverse accomplishments span invention of the \"mouse\" to development of computer graphics
Aug 17, 2005
Computer History Museum Presents The History of Computer Chess: An AI Perspective
In conjunction with New Exhibit Mastering The Game: A History of Computer Chess
Aug 11, 2005
Computer History Museum Debuts New Exhibit, Mastering The Game: A History of Computer Chess
Designed to appeal to a wide range of visitors, and created with the guidance of the world\'s top thinkers in the fields of artificial intelligence, computer design and chess, this flagship exhibit will examine the drama behind the game considered by many