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.
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
1.8 linear feet
2 record cartons
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Collection is open for research.