Silicon Genesis: Interviews
aek at bitsavers.org
Thu Apr 23 12:54:22 CDT 2009
Roger Holmes wrote:
> On 23 Apr 2009, at 11:26, cctalk-request at classiccmp.org wrote:
>> Stumbled across this today and don't recall it having been mentioned
>> on the list before.
>> "Welcome to Silicon Genesis, a unique collection of oral history
>> interviews with pioneers of the semiconductor industry. For access
>> to streamed versions of the videotaped interviews, see the
>> complete listing of interviews."
> Too modern for me, my classic semiconductors are Germanium :-)
> Perhaps they allow the relay/valve/germanium generation (which does NOT
> include me by the way) to contribute too.
Michael Riordan (Crystal Fire) may be more appropriate for your interests.
The people mentioned seem appropriate for something called "Silicon Genesis"
though it probably should have said pioneers "in" the semiconductor industry
and not "of". There clearly was a semiconductor industry elsewhere before
Shockley and Fairchild.
People in "Silicon Valley" have an unfortunate habit of discounting technology
that was was created before there was a "Silicon Valley".
goes back a bit farther.
There is an active group at CHM working on documenting semiconductor history.
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