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From the Publisher"Makers of the Microchip is no ordinary recounting of events...Because of the book's format, you'll breeze through it while learning the hows and whys of the company and its techology."— Martin Rowe Test, Measurement World
"The book makes fascinating reading for those already familiar with the business or technology of microelectronics, and has a helpful glossary and explanation for general readers unfamiliar with the technicalities of semiconductor manufacturing...Highly recommended." — Choice Reviews Online
"The creation of the silicon integrated circuit was the pivotal event that launched the digital revolution. This book provides a detailed and objective examination of how it came about — a very valuable contribution." — Andrew S. Grove, FormerChairman and CEO, Intel Corporation
"The microchip has changed the world like no other invention in history. This book is a close-up of the time and place where it was born. A fascinating story, told with the actual documents of those who lived it. I could not put it down." — Carver A.
Mead, Gordon and Betty Moore Professor of Engineering and Applied Science, Emeritus,California Institute of Technology
"These original documents and historical commentaries present a unique window on the birth of the silicon age. A splendid way to understand innovation — peering over the shoulders ofJay Last, Gordon Moore, Jean Hoerni, Eugene Kleiner and other Fairchild Semiconductor insiders as they struggled to create silicon-based integrated circuits, a fundamental building block of the modern age." — Thomas J. Misa, Charles Babbage Institute, University ofMinnesota
"This thoughtfully conceived and nicely executed book offers a wealth of insights into the early history of the silicon revolution. Its newly disclosed documents and unusually perceptive commentary and analysis provide unprecedented glimpses into the inner workings ofFairchild Semiconductor and the remarkable entrepreneurial team that propelled this transforming epic in modern business and technological history." — Steven W. Usselman,Georgia Institute of Technology