Abstract

Founded in 1957 by eight dissidents from Shockley Semiconductor Laboratory, Fairchild Semiconductor developed some of the most important innovations in 20th century technology and sowed the seeds of the microelectronic-driven computer industry of today. This article surveys some of the key personalities who worked at the company and describes their technological and management contributions.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1934-1547
Print ISSN
1058-6180
Pages
pp. 60-74
Launched on MUSE
2010-09-09
Open Access
No
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