Tech news tagged ‘Fairchild’

Silicon Valley by Gordon Moore.

The founders of Fairchild and Intel did more than anyone to establish the free-wheeling, entrepreneurial, spin-off culture of Silicon Valley…

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The Winner

One of the best chips ever made was Dave Fullagar’s µ741 which came out in 1968 to instant success…

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The Fairchild Way Of Firing.

John East, for 22 years the CEO of Actel, has both good and bad memories of Fairchild – his first employer after leaving university in 1968…

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When Fairchild Was Delinquent

In 1968 after the departure of Bob Noyce, Gordon Moore, Andy Grove, Bob Graham and others to leave Fairchild and found Intel, Les Hogan of Motorola was shipped in from Arizona to run the company…

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The Suede Shoe Boys

In his fine History of Semiconductor Engineering, Bo Lojek tells how the Motorola guys brought into Fairchild after Bob Noyce, Gordon Moore and Andy Grove left to found Intel, had a name for the Fairchild marketing team led by Jerry Sanders III, later to found AMD…

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Joining Fairchild, by John East

John East was, for 22 years, CEO of Actel. His first job was at Fairchild in the Wild West days of the Silicon Frontier…

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ST-E CEO Lacks One Thing

The new boss of ST-Ericsson is in his 50s. The out-going CEO is also in his 50s. Both have a list of qualifications as long as your arm but both lack a key ingredient for running a chip company – youth…

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Shockley’s References

The references of some of the Fairchild Eight when they joined Shockley semiconductor were somewhat underwhelming…

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Who Invented The IC?

In the spring of 1959, Bob Noyce asked his lawyer to write a patent application for ‘a unitary circuit structure . . . . . to facilitate the inclusion of numerous semiconductor devices within a single body of material…

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