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Guide to the Collection of Fairchild Semiconductor employee papers
X4348.2008; X4172.2008; X4359.2008; X4380.2008; X4324.2008  
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Description
The Collection of Fairchild Semiconductor employee papers contains professional papers of early Fairchild Semiconductor employees Geri Hadley, Hazel White, Robert K. Waits and Lars Lunn. The collection does not contain any official corporate records of the company. The collection spans 1958 through 1988 with approximately half the collection comprised of newsletters and another quarter of the collection marketing brochures. The remainder of the collection consists of annual reports, advertisements, memoranda, articles, graphs, and a very small number of photographs.
Background
Fairchild Semiconductor was founded in 1957 by Julius Blank, Victor Grinich, Jean Hoerni, Eugene Kleiner, Jay Last, Gordon Moore, Robert Noyce, and Sheldon Roberts with funding from New York based Fairchild Camera and Instrument Corporation (FCIC). These young scientists and engineers involved in solid-state electronics had developed a method of mass-producing silicon transistors using a double diffusion technique and a chemical etching system called the "mesa" process. FCIC provided the necessary backing for the group's project and the development and production of silicon diffused transistors and other semiconductor devices began.
Extent
1.8 linear feet 2 record cartons
Restrictions
The Computer History Museum can only claim physical ownership of the collection. Users are responsible for satisfying any claims of the copyright holder. Permission to copy or publish any portion of the Computer History Museum's collection must be given by the Computer History Museum.
Availability
Collection is open for research.