Silicon Valley: Where the Future was Born

 
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Silicon Valley: Where the Future was Born
PBS, WGBH Educational Foundation, American Experience
Documentary, 2013
Director, Randal MacLowry

SILICON VALLEY tells the story of the pioneering scientists who transformed rural Santa Clara County into the hub of technological ingenuity we now know as Silicon Valley. The film spotlights the creativity of the young men who founded Fairchild Semiconductor and in particular the brilliant, charismatic young physicist Robert Noyce.

View at: iTunesAmazon PrimeAmerican Experience channel on YouTube for Chp. 1 and various clips.

 

 
 

American Experience: Silicon Valley Chp. 1 is available to stream. The remainder of the program is pay-per-view or by DVD.

Led by physicist Robert Noyce, Fairchild Semiconductor began as a start-up company whose radical innovations would help make the United States a leader in both space exploration and the personal computer revolution, changing the way the world works, plays, and communicates. Noyce's invention of the microchip ultimately re-shaped the future.