Press Releases

21 Oct 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
08 Oct 2014

Computer History Museum Welcomes Silicon Valley Rising Stars to Advisory Board

New Members Hail from TechCrunch, Google and Version One Ventures
03 Oct 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.
01 Oct 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
10 Sep 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
08 Jul 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
03 Jun 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.
08 May 2014

Computer History Museum Launches New Exhibit on the History of Autonomous Vehicles

Exploring the Elusive Dream of the Car that Drives Itself
07 Mar 2014

Computer History Museum Partners with Google's Cultural Institute

Revolution: The First 2000 Years of Computing Live Visitor Experience Now Accessible Online
14 Jan 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.
09 Dec 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
03 Dec 2013

The Computer History Museum Announces its 2014 Fellow Award Honorees

VLSI Design, Intel x86 Processor Architecture, Digital Communications Celebrated at Annual Awards Ceremony
11 Jun 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
06 Jun 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
04 Mar 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
01 Mar 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
14 Jan 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
02 Jul 2012

Computer History Museum acquires historic Fairchild Semiconductor notebooks

Texas Instruments donates early engineering chronicles of Silicon Valley innovation
23 Jun 2012

Computer History Museum Launches New Exhibit on Google Street View

Exploring how surrogate travel has transformed our ideas about going places
15 May 2012

Computer History Museum Announces Russian Semiconductor Science Project

Major support for Russian Semiconductor Science Project is provided by Russian Venture Company
28 Feb 2012

Turing and His Times

Top Computing Museums Link Up to Honour Computer Pioneers
19 Jan 2012

The Computer History Museum Announces its 2012 Fellow Award Honorees

Artificial Intelligence, Timesharing, and ARM Processor Architecture Celebrated at Annual Awards Ceremony
14 Dec 2011

Computer History Museum Receives Google.org Grant for Digital Repository

Preserving and Creating Access to Original Digital and Digitized Artifacts
05 Dec 2011

Computer History Museum Launches New Online Steve Jobs Exhibit

Features rare footage of Jobs talking about early days of Apple
12 Jan 2011

COMPUTER HISTORY MUSEUMS MAJOR NEW EXHIBITION OPENS

Revolution: The First 2000 Years of Computing
01 Nov 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
07 Sep 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
20 May 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
21 Apr 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
23 Feb 2010

The Computer History Museum Heads for the Cloud

Readers Can Now Print Museum Publications On-Demand Using HP's MagCloud Service
04 Nov 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
01 Jul 2009
15 Jun 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
02 Jun 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
06 May 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
28 Apr 2009

The Computer History Museum Launches Its Education Program

CHM Expands Executive Team to Kick Off Education Focus
31 Mar 2009

The Computer History Museum Extends Its Exhibition of Babbage's Difference Engine No. 2

One of the earliest automatic computing engine designs to remain at CHM until end of 2009
21 Jan 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
18 Jun 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
05 May 2008
16 Dec 2007

LSI Marks 60th Anniversary Of Transistor

Manufacturer Donates Replica of First Transistor to Computer History Museum
01 Nov 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
19 Oct 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
12 Sep 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.
20 Aug 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
07 Jun 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
03 Apr 2007
16 Oct 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
13 Oct 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.
12 Jul 2006

Robert N. Miner Software Curator Named For Computer History Museum

Apple Computer senior software engineering veteran joins Computer History Museum team
07 Jun 2006

Computer History Museum Announces New Sunday Hours of Operation

New Dates and Times for PDP-1 Restoration Demonstrations Are Also Announced
23 May 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
29 Mar 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
14 Feb 2006

Vice President Operations Named For Computer History Museum

Arts and cultural facilities veteran joins Computer History Museum team
06 Feb 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
01 Feb 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
04 Jan 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
28 Nov 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
21 Oct 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
17 Oct 2005

Gates Foundation Gives $15 Million to Computer History Museum

Donation to Museum's campaign ranks as largest gift to date
12 Oct 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
12 Oct 2005

Chief Financial Officer Named for Computer History Museum

High-tech veteran brings rich experience to Computer History Museum
10 Oct 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
23 Sep 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
17 Aug 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
11 Aug 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