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Fairchild, Ricardo Alfaro collection of material
M1916  
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Description
The materials consist of Fairchild brochures, planning documents, a "Goodbye Fairchild" Party planning binder, emephemera related to the deaths of Lewis H. Young and Robert N. Noyce, two books (Tom Wolfe's "Hooking Up" and Time Life Books' "The Chipmakers"), conference papers, business cards, computer chips, and other objects.
Background
Ricardo "Kim" Alfaro worked as the Promotion Manager at Fairchild Semiconductor, writing some of the first marketing brochures for microchips there. Fairchild was founded in 1957 by employees leaving Shockley Semiconductor, and was intially funded by Fairchild Camera and Instrument Corporation. The business specialized in high-frequency silicon transistors and practical monolithic integrated circuits.
Extent
1 Linear Feet (2 boxes)
Restrictions
While Special Collections is the owner of the physical and digital items, permission to examine collection materials is not an authorization to publish. These materials are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. Any transmission or reproduction beyond that allowed by fair use requires permission from the owners of rights, heir(s) or assigns.
Availability
Open for research. Note that material must be requested at least 36 hours in advance of intended use.