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The Storage Engine: A Timeline of Milestones in Storage Technology

The Storage Engine: A Timeline of Milestones in Storage Technology

 David Laws   November 24, 2015
Together with semiconductor chips and software, storage devices serve as one of the three fundamental drivers powering the digital revolution. Semiconductor integrated circuits include...   Read More
The Rise of TTL: How Fairchild Won a Battle But Lost the War

The Rise of TTL: How Fairchild Won a Battle But Lost the War

 David Laws   July 13, 2015
Transistor Transistor Logic (TTL) is a digital integrated circuit (IC) technology so named because the input gating structure is performed by transistors rather than...   Read More
Moore’s Law@50: “The most important graph in human history”

Moore’s Law@50: “The most important graph in human history”

 David Laws   April 15, 2015
Moore’s “Law” is not a law of nature or science but an observation by Gordon E. Moore, Director of the Fairchild Semiconductor Research and...   Read More
“Who named Silicon Valley?”

“Who named Silicon Valley?”

 David Laws   January 07, 2015
Happy Birthday Silicon Valley Courtesy: Ms Silicon Valley January 11, 2015 marks the 44th anniversary of the first known appearance in print of the...   Read More
Who Invented the IC?

Who Invented the IC?

 David Laws   August 20, 2014
Christie’s auction sale notice (May 22, 2014) of the only known phase-shift oscillator circuit built by Nobel Prize winner Jack Kilby in private hands...   Read More
Who Invented the Diode?

Who Invented the Diode?

 David Laws   November 06, 2013
The inventors of the transistor and the integrated circuit received Nobel Prizes. The engineering community marks anniversaries of their conception with conferences, banquets, and...   Read More
Invention of the Planar Integrated Circuit & Other Stories from the Fairchild Notebooks

Invention of the Planar Integrated Circuit & Other Stories from the Fairchild Notebooks

 David Laws   June 19, 2013
The Fairchild Notebooks: Silicon Valley’s Founding Documents, a temporary exhibit in the lobby of the Computer History Museum, displays three iconic volumes from the...   Read More
The Fairchild Semiconductor Collection of Notebooks and Technical Papers

The Fairchild Semiconductor Collection of Notebooks and Technical Papers

 David Laws   March 22, 2013
People with knowledge, with training, with curiosity – these are the people of Research and Development at Fairchild Semiconductor. Theirs is the endless search...   Read More
Conservation of the Fairchild Notebooks

Conservation of the Fairchild Notebooks

 Sara Lott   August 31, 2012
con•ser•va•tion noun Conservation is the action or treatment of damaged materials to ensure their survival for as long as possible. Conservation may repair...   Read More