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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. 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

  6. Fairchild Semiconductor: The 60th Anniversary of a Silicon ...

    An Innovation Machine. Through the decade of the 1960s, the company continued to innovate in other important areas of semiconductor technology. Fairchild scientists, led by Bruce Deal, Andy Grove, and Ed Snow, pioneered reliable metal oxide semiconductor (MOS) production.

  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. Robert Noyce | Intel Co-Founder, Silicon Valley Pioneer

    With Noyce as their leader, the group—labeled the “traitorous eight” by Shockley—successfully negotiated with the Fairchild Camera and Instrument Company to form a new company, Fairchild Semiconductor Corporation, located in Santa Clara.