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MICROELECTRONICS IN SILICON VALLEY

"Archaeology of Silicon Valley," Jan. 24, 2000
Henry Lowood, 3-4602, lowood@stanford.edu

Key Dates

* 1947-1948. Invention of Transisor
* 1955. Shockley Semiconductor Laboratory
* 1957. Fairchild Semiconductor
* 1958. Integrated Circuit (Fairchild, TI)
* 1968. Intel

* 1971. Intel 4004 microprocessor

Special Collections

  • Semiconductor Equipment and Materials Institute. Silicon Valley Geneaology: Poster, c. 1984. M949.

  • Charles Elkind, "Riding the High-Tech Boom: The American Electronics Association Story, 1943-1990." Misc 333.

  • Fairchild Camera & Instrument Corporation. Technical Reports and Progress Reports, 1965-87. 88-095.

  • ---.  Photographs of Integrated Circuits, ca. 1964-1995.  M985.

  • ---. 35 mm slides, 1960-70. Misc 587.

  • ---.  Photographic Files of Steve Allen, c. 1960-1985. 91-167.

  • ---. Booklet of Reproduced Historical Documents, c. 1978.  Misc 581.

  • Bruce E. Deal. Papers, 1958-87. (Fairchild.) 88-033.

  • Raytheon Corporation. Semiconductor Division. Electronics Industry Files, 1965-1986. M661.

  •   Herbert S. Kleiman.  Interviews Conducted for Research on "The Integrated Circuit . . .," 1965. M827.

  • Silicon Valley Ephemera Collection.  (Fairchild, Intel, Federico Faggin, etc.) M443.

  • George Rostky. History of the Integrated Circuit: Interviews, c. 1986. M851.

  • ---. The 30th Anniversary of the Integrated Circuit: Thirty Who Made a Difference. 1988.  Misc 588.

  • Intel Corporation. Annual and Financial Reports. M999.

  • Rob Walker.  Papers, 1982-95.  (Fairchild, Intel, LSI Logic.) M742.

  • Susan Ayers. Oral History: Interview by Rob Walker, 1992. (One of several interviews re: LSI Logic.) M794. 

  • Carolyn Caddes. Portraits of Success. Research Materials and Historical Photographs, c. 1980-85. M658.

  • Eitel-McCullough, Inc. Eimac News, 1943-61. M1017.

  • Don Priest, "The Story of Eimac." M448.

  • "Sociocultural Implications of High Technology: Student Papers, 1986-1990." SC354.

  • "Silicon Genesis: Oral History Interviews with Silicon Valley Pioneers." http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/hasrg/histsci/silicon%20genesis/siligen.html

  • "Bruce Deal." In: "Stanford and the Silicon Valley: Oral History Interviews." http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/hasrg/histsci/ssvoral/engelbart/start1.html

Bibliography

  • Ernst Braun and Stuart MacDonald, Revolution in Miniature: The History and Impact of Semiconductor Electronics. Cambridge Univ. Press, 1978.

  • Carolyn Caddes, Portraits of Success: Impressions of Silicon Valley Pioneers. Tioga, 1986.

  • Dirk Hanson, The New Alchemists: Silicon Valley and the Microelectronics Revolution. Little, Brown, 1982.

  • Michael S. Malone, The Big Score: The Billion Dollar Story of Silicon Valley. Doubleday, 1985.

  • Michael S. Malone, The Microprocessor: A Biography. Telos, 1995.

  • T. R. Reid, The Chip: How Two Americans Invented the Microchip and Launched a Revolution. Simon & Schuster, 1984.

  •   Michael Riordan, "The Moses of Silicon Valley," Physics Today 50 (Dec. 1997): 42-47

  • Michael Riordan and Lillian Hoddeson, Crystal Fire: The Birth of the Information Age. Norton, 1997.

  • Tom Wolfe, "The Tinkerings of Robert Noyce: How the Sun Rose on Silicon Valley." Esquire (Dec. 1983): 346-74 .