Tech news tagged ‘silicon valley’

Si Valley VC Funding Back to 2001 Level

Silicon Valley VC investments were $7.4 billion in Q2, reports Dow Jones VentureSource, out of a total of $13.8 billion in VC investments across the whole of the US…

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The First Company Set Up To Make ICs

In 1961, four years after Fairchild Semiconductor was founded, Sherman Fairchild, the son of an IBM co-founder who owned Fairchild Semiconductor’s parent company, decided on that year’s bonuses…

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When Nobody Wanted CMOS

Gerald Herzog, who pioneered CMOS development at RCA which made RCA the leading exponent of CMOS for many years, recalls the trouble he had persuading RCA management to make CMOS devices…

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Silly Boys

Is there a disconnect between the American government and Silicon Valley?

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The Genius Collective

On July 29th 1955, William Shockley wrote in his notebook: “Call Arnold Beckman.”

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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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The Techie Who Had A Street Named After Him

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak did a lot for the Silicon Valley City of San Jose. He founded The Tech – a museum of technology, he founded the Children’s Discovery Museum, the Ballet of Silicon Valley and the Centre for the Performing Arts – all in San Jose…

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Founding Fairchild, by Gordon Moore.

In 1957 Moore, accompanied by six colleagues – Jean Hoerni, Eugene Kleiner, Jay Last, Sheldon Roberts, Vic Grinich and Julius Blank – walked out on Bill Shockley, the Nobel Prize-winning inventor of the transistor which had set up Silicon Valley’s first chip company – Shockley Semiconductor…

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Poll: What Was The Wisest Kleiner’s Law?

Eugene Kleiner, a founder of  both Fairchild Semiconductor and Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield and Byers – Silicon Valley’s top VC company – was famous for his aphorisms which became known, collectively, as ‘Kleiner’s Laws’. Which of these Kleiner’s Laws is the wisest…

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The Strangest-Ever Proposal Put To A VC

The strangest proposal ever put to a VC has to be the one put to Tom Perkins, co-founder of Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers, the premier Silicon Valley VC company…

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