The Silicon Eye: How a Silicon Valley Company Aims to Make All Current Computers, Cameras, and Cell Phones Obsolete (Enterprise)

The Silicon Eye: How a Silicon Valley Company Aims to Make All Current Computers, Cameras, and Cell Phones Obsolete (Enterprise)

by George Gilder
     
 

ISBN-10: 0393057631

ISBN-13: 9780393057638

Pub. Date: 04/25/2005

Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.

Using the birth of a new technology to illuminate how Silicon Valley really works, tech expert George Gilder tells the story of the Foveon Corporation, whose electronic camera has a revolutionary analog chip that reproduces colors and images with the resolution and accuracy of conventional cameras. Behind this remarkable innovation are a team of pioneering engineers…  See more details below

Overview

Using the birth of a new technology to illuminate how Silicon Valley really works, tech expert George Gilder tells the story of the Foveon Corporation, whose electronic camera has a revolutionary analog chip that reproduces colors and images with the resolution and accuracy of conventional cameras. Behind this remarkable innovation are a team of pioneering engineers and scientists, chief among them the legendary inventor Carver Mead, whose combination of creativity and business acumen has put him in the center of the New Economy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393057638
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
04/25/2005
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.64(w) x 8.02(h) x 1.07(d)

Table of Contents

Prologue : who is Carver Mead?13
Pt. 1Three men and a camera
1Delbruck bursts in23
2The fourth camera31
3Merrill's view47
4The charged competition57
5Annealing neurons63
Pt. 2The forgotten founder
6FF69
7Beyond the silicon gate77
8Tobermory87
9The Hopfield net93
Pt. 3The cat and the camera
10Carverland101
11Michelle111
12Misha125
13Synaptics139
14The analog perplex147
15Seizing the sword159
16The cat175
17Teleology at Oxford185
18White rabbit193
Pt. 4Foveon
19Merrill's magic201
20Lyon's den of many colors209
21Photokina 2000 and beyond223
22Foveon's disruptive challenge233
23Holy Kammoli!251
24Foveon RAW in Vegas261
Epilogue : camera's end277

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