The Resource Makers of the microchip : a documentary history of Fairchild Semiconductor, Christophe Lécuyer, David C. Brock

Makers of the microchip : a documentary history of Fairchild Semiconductor, Christophe Lécuyer, David C. Brock

Label
Makers of the microchip : a documentary history of Fairchild Semiconductor
Title
Makers of the microchip
Title remainder
a documentary history of Fairchild Semiconductor
Statement of responsibility
Christophe Lécuyer, David C. Brock
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In the first three and a half years of its existence, Fairchild Semiconductor developed, produced, and marketed the device that would become the fundamental building block of the digital world: the microchip. Founded in 1957 by eight former employees of the Shockley Semiconductor Laboratory, Fairchild created the model for a successful Silicon Valley start-up: intense activity with a common goal, close collaboration, and a quick path to the market (Fairchild's first device hit the market just ten months after the company's founding). Fairchild Semiconductor was one of the first companies financed by venture capital, and its success inspired the establishment of venture capital firms in the San Francisco Bay area. These firms would finance the explosive growth of Silicon Valley over the next several decades. This history of the early years of Fairchild Semiconductor examines the technological, business, and social dynamics behind its innovative products. The centerpiece of the book is a collection of documents, reproduced in facsimile, including the company's first prospectus; ideas, sketches, and plans for the company's products; and a notebook kept by co-founder Jay Last that records problems, schedules, and tasks discussed at weekly meetings. A historical overview, interpretive essays, and an introduction to semiconductor technology in the period accompany these primary documents"--Page [2] of dust cover
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lécuyer, Christophe
Dewey number
338.7/621381528097309045
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
TK7871.85
LC item number
.L4167 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Brock, David C
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fairchild (Firm)
  • Fairchild (Firm)
  • Semiconductors
  • Integrated circuits
  • Mikroprozessor
  • Integrierte Schaltung
  • Fairchild Semiconductor
  • Industry
Label
Makers of the microchip : a documentary history of Fairchild Semiconductor, Christophe Lécuyer, David C. Brock
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes facsimiles of historical documents
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-305) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Fairchild semiconductor, silicon technology, and military computing -- Facsimiles and interpretive essays -- Conclusion -- Appendix : Semiconductor technology in the late 1950s and the early 1960s
Control code
ocn489438872
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
xi, 312 pages
Isbn
9780262014243
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009049182
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)489438872
Label
Makers of the microchip : a documentary history of Fairchild Semiconductor, Christophe Lécuyer, David C. Brock
Publication
Note
Includes facsimiles of historical documents
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-305) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Fairchild semiconductor, silicon technology, and military computing -- Facsimiles and interpretive essays -- Conclusion -- Appendix : Semiconductor technology in the late 1950s and the early 1960s
Control code
ocn489438872
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
xi, 312 pages
Isbn
9780262014243
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009049182
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)489438872

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