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  2. Fairchild Semiconductor - Wikipedia

    Fairchild Semiconductor International, Inc. was an American semiconductor company based in San Jose, California. Founded in 1957 as a division of Fairchild Camera and Instrument, it became a pioneer in the manufacturing of transistors and of integrated circuits.

  3. Fairchild Semiconductor | Definition, History, & Facts ...

    Fairchild Semiconductor, former American electronics company that shares credit with Texas Instruments Incorporated for the invention of the integrated circuit. Founded in 1957, Fairchild was among the earliest firms to successfully manufacture transistors and integrated circuits.

  4. The “Traitorous Eight” and the Rise of Fairchild Semiconductor

    Fairchild revolutionized the semiconductor industry, prompting the widespread adoption of silicon materials in lieu of germanium. It also helped thrust MOSFET technology into the limelight. Growing from a collective of eight upstarts, the company eventually amassed a workforce exceeding 11,000.

  5. A Brief History of the MOS transistor, Part 2: Fairchild ...

    Fairchild Semiconductor would quickly become the most important semiconductor company in the world and the company most likely to elevate the MOS transistor to its full potential. The first important step towards achieving Fairchild’s destiny was the invention of the planar semiconductor process.

  6. The Legacy of Fairchild - Computer History Museum

    Fairchild involvement in the development of semiconductor memory devices dates back to the early 1960s. Gordon Moore noted in a 1995 interview “In the early days of the integrated circuit Bob Norman suggested the idea of semiconductor memory ... the whole idea of how semiconductor flip-flops could be used as a memory structure. I

  7. Fairchildren - CHM

    Learn more about the companies that spun off from the legendary Fairchild Semiconductor. Read about their founding, growth, often spectacular success, and sometimes decline. Explore CHM resources to listen to oral histories of company founders and leaders, view innovative products from our collection of artifacts, and read documents from the ...

  8. Spinoff: Fairchild & the Family Tree of Silicon Valley - CHM

    About Fairchild Semiconductor. Founded in 1957 by eight former employees of the Shockley Semiconductor Laboratory in Mountain View, California, Fairchild pioneered a host of industry leading semiconductor products including transistors, LEDs, and ICs.