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Guide to the Rob Walker Papers
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography / Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Rob Walker papers
    Dates: 1982-1995
    Collection number: M0742
    Creator: Walker, Rob
    Collection Size: 8 linear ft.
    Repository: Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
    Abstract: The collection contains presentation slides, reports, sales material, and other documentation from from LSI Logic Corp.; articles and papers given by Rob Walker; documents from Fairchild Semiconductor; specifications from Lawrence Livermore Laboratories; and, documentation from Philco Corp.
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English


    Collection is open for research; materials must be requested at least 24 hours in advance of intended use.

    Publication Rights

    Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.

    Preferred Citation

    Rob Walker papers, M0742. Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Rob Walker, 1995 (Accession 1995-030), 1998 (Accession 1998-303), 2003 (Accession 2003-269), and 2005 (Accession 2005-110)

    Biography / Administrative History

    Walker is an ASIC (Application specific integrated circuits) consultant and founder of LSI Logic. He is also the author of SILICON DESTINY: THE STORY OF ASIC AND LSI LOGIC CORPORATIONS, CMC Publications (Milpitas, Calif.), 1993.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The collection contains manuals, binders of research materials, documents, and minutes of meetings from Fairchild Semiconductor; materials documenting Walker's career at LSI Logic, including correspondence, presentation slides, reports, publications put out by the Corporate Communications Department, as well as articles and papers by Rob Walker and by others; technical data from Walker's research at Lawrence Livermore Laboratories in the 1960's; technical manuals, marketing materials, and other documents accumulated during Walker's years at Philco Corp.; and an audiocassette of a 1995 interview with Walker.


    Arranged into five series: Series 1: Fairchild Semiconductor materials; Series 2: LSI Logic Corp. materials; Series 3: Lawrence Livermore Laboratory materials; Series 4: Philco Corp. materials; and Series 5: Audiovisual materials.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.


    Fairchild Camera and Instrument Corporation. Fairchild Semiconductor Division.
    LSI Logic Corporation.
    Application specific integrated circuits.
    Computer industry.
    Microelectronics industry--California--Santa Clara County.

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