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Could PBS Silicon Valley doc spawn 'Mad Men' for geek set?

OK, it's a documentary for "American Experience," about Robert Noyce, Fairchild Semiconductor, Intel, and the birth of Silicon Valley. But just look at those vintage suits.

By December 27, 2012


Toasting the birthday of the integrated circuit

Hundreds gather at the Computer History Museum to celebrate the anniversary of the invention of the integrated circuit and two of its inventors, Gordon Moore and Jay Last.

By May 9, 2009


Old-timers celebrate the birth of Silicon Valley

Several Silicon Valley pioneers spoke at an event marking the 50th anniversary of the founding of Shockley Laboratories in Mountain View, Calif. Starting in the 1950s, physicist Hans Queisser worked in Germany and the U.S. While at Shockley Labs, Queisser spearheaded research on using silicon to convert solar energy.

May 21, 2008


On Mars, the Phoenix has landed

The Phoenix Mars Lander should soon be providing new data on water and climate, now that it has survived the harrowing descent to the Red Planet.

By May 25, 2008


Mars lander gets a solid start

First images to arrive from Mars show the Red Planet's pebbly surface and that the lander's solar panels unfolded as planned.

By May 26, 2008


Gordon Moore on the early days of the chip industry

Once upon a time, Silicon Valley was little more than a Quonset hut with no air conditioning, and semiconductor makers had to build their equipment from scratch.

By April 10, 2008


The transistor turns 60

Bell Labs scientists cracked a technical problem 60 years ago, and online-dating services are the result.

By December 5, 2007


Pioneering physicist recounts his early days in Silicon Valley

Harry Sello is a longtime expert on materials and processes for device technology. He once worked with William Shockley, who was then at Fairchild Semiconductor. Sello recalls how it all began.

November 1, 2007


IDF Fall 2007, part 3-- Gordon Moore interview

Intel co-founder Gordon Moore discusses trends in the semiconductor industry here at IDF.

By September 18, 2007


Moore's Law to conk in 10, 15 years, says Moore

Author of principle that says the number of transistors on a given chip can be doubled every two years says it won't last.

By September 18, 2007