Talk:Fairchild Semiconductor

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Does anyone know where the original Fairchild Semiconductor building was located. I was told there is a placque at the location and I would like to see it if it exists. Tnx!


Are you sure you're not referring to Shockley Semi? It's now a furnature store, and a placque is there.


Copied from Talk:Main Page on 18 June 2004:


Noyce did not simply invent the planar IC. Can we get some more nuance to this idea? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 199.111.206.16 (talk) 02:33, 23 April 2013 (UTC)

Pollution[edit]

There is no discussion of Fairchild's poisoning of ground water in San Jose, Ca.

Fairchild Semiconductor article[edit]

This article is seriously out of date. Fairchild Semiconductor has been alive and well since a management buyout from National Semiconductor in 1997. It is now the number one supplier of power semiconductors in a range of applications. See http://media.corporate-ir.net/media_files/nys/fcs/reports/fcs_factbook03d.pdf

I have no connection with Fairchild: I am a UK based freelance writer and photographer.

John Dwyer


[Schlumberger purchased some divisions]

[Lawsuit with Data General? ]

[2005 Fairchild Chronicles released on DVD]

What are these brackets for ?

[Advertising]

Some part of the article is written in an commercial tone.

Eric C

IC invention[edit]

This article (espically the caption on the pictures) tend to say Fairchild made the first IC. Not true- it was Texas Instruments. Have you heard of Jack Kilby!

Yes, I have? But read the plaque. The Fairchild guys invented the first IC that could be commercially produced, or the first "monolithic" IC, in the sense that it didn't need a kludge of bond wires to interconnect the devices. Kilby did a good thing, but Fairchild did even better. Dicklyon 02:47, 27 April 2007 (UTC)
Didn't Intel invent the process to evaporate a layer of aluminum onto the wafer, then etch it with a pattern to form wiring? Bob Emmett (talk) 06:40, 19 March 2010 (UTC)
Hard to imagine. Didn't Fairchild and TI do that since about 1960 or earlier? Dicklyon (talk) 22:40, 8 May 2011 (UTC)

Alumni[edit]

I think this section linked to the wrong Robert Swanson. I think it should link to the Robert Swanson who cofounded Linear Technologies, not the one who cofounded Genentech. Unfortunately, there is no Wikipedia article on the former, so I took the liberty of disabling the link. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Michaelmace (talkcontribs) 19:40, 8 May 2011 (UTC)

Excellent source material for history of Robert Noyce and Fairchild Semiconductor[edit]

If anyone is looking for an excellent source of information about the History of Fairchild Semiconductor or to add references take a look at this:

Robert Noyce and Fairchild Semiconductor, 1957-1968

It is a well researched Havard Business School paper on the subject by Leslie R. Berlin.

Robert.Harker (talk) 22:25, 15 November 2012 (UTC)

Michael Crichton's "Rising Sun" mentions the sale of the company to a French concern after a Japanese bid was balked by Congress. Is this fiction? The timeline for 1986 is sketchy. Do alumni have any comment on this? translator (talk) 17:18, 29 March 2013 (UTC)

Offspring chart[edit]

Chart of "offspring companies" started by Fairchild employees:

These might be useful for the article. • SbmeirowTalk • 22:56, 14 January 2013 (UTC)