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.
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.
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.
Bell Labs scientists cracked a technical problem 60 years ago, and online-dating services are the result.
Intel co-founder Gordon Moore discusses trends in the semiconductor industry here at IDF.
Author of principle that says the number of transistors on a given chip can be doubled every two years says it won't last.
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.
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.
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.