the chip how two americans invented the microchip and launched a revolution

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The Chip

Author : T.R. Reid
ISBN : 9780307432032
Genre : Computers
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Barely fifty years ago a computer was a gargantuan, vastly expensive thing that only a handful of scientists had ever seen. The world’s brightest engineers were stymied in their quest to make these machines small and affordable until the solution finally came from two ingenious young Americans. Jack Kilby and Robert Noyce hit upon the stunning discovery that would make possible the silicon microchip, a work that would ultimately earn Kilby the Nobel Prize for physics in 2000. In this completely revised and updated edition of The Chip, T.R. Reid tells the gripping adventure story of their invention and of its growth into a global information industry. This is the story of how the digital age began. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Makers Of The Microchip

Author : Christophe Lécuyer
ISBN : 026229432X
Genre : Computers
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In the first three and a half years of its existence, Fairchild Semiconductor developed, produced, and marketed the device that would become the fundamental building block of the digital world: the microchip. Founded in 1957 by eight former employees of the Schockley Semiconductor Laboratory, Fairchild created the model for a successful Silicon Valley start-up: intense activity with a common goal, close collaboration, and a quick path to the market (Fairchild's first device hit the market just ten months after the company's founding). Fairchild Semiconductor was one of the first companies financed by venture capital, and its success inspired the establishment of venture capital firms in the San Francisco Bay area. These firms would finance the explosive growth of Silicon Valley over the next several decades. This history of the early years of Fairchild Semiconductor examines the technological, business, and social dynamics behind its innovative products. The centerpiece of the book is a collection of documents, reproduced in facsimile, including the company's first prospectus; ideas, sketches, and plans for the company's products; and a notebook kept by cofounder Jay Last that records problems, schedules, and tasks discussed at weekly meetings. A historical overview, interpretive essays, and an introduction to semiconductor technology in the period accompany these primary documents.

Pc Mag

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PCMag.com is a leading authority on technology, delivering Labs-based, independent reviews of the latest products and services. Our expert industry analysis and practical solutions help you make better buying decisions and get more from technology.

Die Vernetzung Der Welt

Author : Eric Schmidt
ISBN : 9783644030619
Genre : Political Science
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Welche Konsequenzen wird es haben, wenn in Zukunft die überwiegende Mehrheit der Weltbevölkerung online ist? Wenn Informationstechnologien so allgegenwärtig sind wie Elektrizität? Was bedeutet das für die Politik, die Wirtschaft – und für uns selbst? Diese Fragen beantwortet ein außergewöhnliches Autorenduo: Eric Schmidt, der Mann, der Google zu einem Weltunternehmen gemacht hat, und Jared Cohen, ehemaliger Berater von Hillary Clinton und Condoleezza Rice und jetzt Chef von Googles Denkfabrik. In diesem aufregenden Buch führen sie uns die Chancen und Gefahren jener eng vernetzten Welt vor Augen, die die meisten von uns noch erleben werden. Es ist die sehr konkrete Vision einer Zukunft, die bereits begonnen hat. Und ein engagiertes Plädoyer dafür, sie jetzt zu gestalten – weil Technologie der leitenden Hand des Menschen bedarf, um Positives zu bewirken.

Implications Of Emerging Micro And Nanotechnology

Author : Committee on Implications of Emerging Micro- and Nanotechnologies
ISBN : 9780309086233
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Expansion of micro-technology applications and rapid advances in nano-science have generated considerable interest by the Air Force in how these developments will affect the nature of warfare and how it could exploit these trends. The report notes four principal themes emerging from the current technological trends: increased information capability, miniaturization, new materials, and increased functionality. Recommendations about Air Force roles in micro- and nanotechnology research are presented including those areas in which the Air Force should take the lead. The report also provides a number of technical and policy findings and recommendations that are critical for effective development of the Air Force’s micro- and nano-science and technology program

American Icons

Author : Dennis Hall
ISBN : 9780313027673
Genre : Americana
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Die Kreativit Ts Ag

Author : Ed Catmull
ISBN : 9783446440616
Genre : Business & Economics
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Für jedes Unternehmen stehen Innovation und Kreativität ganz oben auf der Wunschliste. Doch nur wenige schaffen es, immer wieder Neues zu entwickeln. Pixar ist eines dieser Unternehmen. Die Pixar Animation Studios schreiben seit über 25 Jahren Erfolgsgeschichte mit Blockbustern wie "Toy Story", "Findet Nemo", "Cars" und vielen mehr. Ed Catmull, einer der Gründer von Pixar, gibt in seinem Buch tiefe Einblicke in die Unternehmensführung und das Management dieses außergewöhnlichen Unternehmens. Er zeigt, wie man mit Unsicherheit umgeht, zerstörerische Kräfte überwindet – und warum man viel mehr erreicht, wenn man den Mitarbeitern Freiheit gibt, statt sie zu kontrollieren.

Berfluss

Author : Peter H. Diamandis
ISBN : 9783864700736
Genre : Nature
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Seit Beginn der Menschheit klafft zwischen Arm und Reich eine scheinbar unüberwindbare Kluft. Einige wenige leben privilegiert, die Masse strampelt sich ab für das Nötigste. In ihrem Buch "Überfluss" belegen Dr. Peter Diamandis und Steven Kotler, dass sich diese Kluft rasant zu schließen beginnt. Sie dokumentieren, wie uns der Fortschritt durch künstliche Intelligenz, Computertechnik, Nanomaterialen, synthetische Biologie und andere exponentiell wachsende Technologien in den nächsten 20 Jahren weiter bringen wird, als es in den letzten zweihundert Jahren der Fall war. Denn gelingt es uns, die bereits vorhandenen Neuerungen sinnvoll einzusetzen, werden wir bald die Grundbedürfnisse jedes Menschen auf unserem Planeten stillen können. In allen Bereichen dieser Grundbedürfnisse wie Wasser, Nahrung, Energie, Gesundheitsvorsorge, Erziehung und Freiheit stellen uns die Autoren dutzende von Erfindern und Unternehmenslenkern vor, die auf ihrem jeweiligen Gebiet bereits Quantensprünge vorweisen können und belegen dies durch umfassendes Informationsmaterial, Grafiken und Charts. Dieses Buch ist ein heilsames Gegenmittel für den vorherrschenden Pessimismus und zeigt uns, dass wir allen Grund haben, zuversichtlich in die Zukunft zu blicken.

The Man Behind The Microchip

Author : Leslie Berlin
ISBN : 9780195311990
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The triumphs and setbacks of inventor and entrepreneur Robert Noyce are illuminated in a biography that describes his colorful life in context of the evolution of the high-tech industry and the complex interrelationships among technology, business, big money, politics, and culture in Silicon Valley.

Semiconductors And The Information Revolution

Author : John W. Orton
ISBN : 0080963900
Genre : Science
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Semiconductors and the Information Revolution sets out to explain the development of modern electronic systems and devices from the viewpoint of the semiconductor materials (germanium, silicon, gallium arsenide and many others) which made them possible. It covers the scientific understanding of these materials and its intimate relationship with their technology and many applications. It began with Michael Faraday, took off in a big way with the invention of the transistor at Bell Labs in 1947 and is still burgeoning today. It is a story to match any artistic or engineering achievement of man and this is the first time it has been presented in a style suited to the non-specialist. It is written in a lively, non-mathematical style which brings out the excitement of discovery and the fascinating interplay between the demands of system pull and technological push. It also looks at the nature of some of the personal interactions which helped to shape the modern technological world. An introductory chapter illustrates just how dependent we are on modern electronic systems and explains the significance of semiconductors in their development. It also provides, in as painless a way as possible, a necessary understanding of semiconductor properties in relation to these applications. The second chapter takes up the historical account and ends with some important results emerging from the Second World War – including its effect on the organisation of scientific research. Chapter three describes the world-shaking discovery of the transistor and some of the early struggles to make it commercially viable, including the marketing of the first transistor radio. In chapter four we meet the integrated circuit which gave shape to much of our modern life in the form of the personal computer (and which gave rise to a famously long-running patent war!). Later chapters cover the application of compound semiconductors to light-emitting devices, such as LEDs and lasers, and light detecting devices such as photocells. We learn how these developments led to the invention of the CD player and DVD recorder, how other materials were applied to the development of sophisticated night vision equipment, fibre optical communications systems, solar photovoltaic panels and flat panel displays. Similarly, microwave techniques essential to our modern day love of mobile phoning are seen to depend on clever materials scientists who, not for the first time, "invented" new semiconductors with just the right properties. Altogether, it is an amazing story and one which deserves to be more widely known. Read this book and you will be rewarded with a much deeper understanding and appreciation of the technological revolution which shapes so many aspects of our lives. A historical account of the development of semiconductor physics, devices and applications from the nineteenth century to the present day Coverage of the importance of material quality and its relation to the physics of the devices Presented in a strictly non-mathematical and anecedotal way, to appeal to a wide audience Provides the broad sweep of science history

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