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  • Conditions Governing Access

  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
    Title: Rob Walker papers
    Creator: Walker, Rob, 1935-
    Identifier/Call Number: M0742
    Identifier/Call Number: 1591
    Physical Description: 8 Linear Feet (11 boxes)
    Date (inclusive): 1982-1995
    Abstract: Rob Walker (1935-2016) was a Silicon Valley native and Silicon Valley educated electrical engineer who was involved with semiconductors since the 1960s at Fairchild, Intel and as a founder of LSI Logic. He also founded the Silicon Genesis oral history series. His collection contains presentation slides, reports, sales material, and other documentation from from LSI Logic Corp.; articles and papers given by him; documents from Fairchild Semiconductor; specifications from Lawrence Livermore Laboratories; and documentation from Philco Corp.


    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.

    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.

    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.

    Acquisition Information

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

    Preferred Citation

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

    Conditions Governing Use

    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.

    Conditions Governing Access

    Open for research. Note that material must be requested at least 36 hours in advance of intended use. Audiovisual & born-digital materials are not available in original format, and must be reformatted to a digital use copy.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

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