The Steve Allen photographs of Fairchild Semiconductor contains photographs of professional photographer Steve Allen, a Fairchild
Semiconductor and National Semiconductor Corporation employee from 1966 through about 1997. The collection documents executive
employees, sales force, fabrication facilities, and products of Fairchild Semiconductor. The vast majority of the collection
is comprised of photographs, negatives, and slides. There is a small amount of textual material.
In 1957, New York based Fairchild Camera and Instrument Corporation made a historic business decision when they sponsored
the formation of Fairchild Semiconductor in Palo Alto, California. A group of eight 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. Fairchild provided the necessary backing for the group's project and the development
and production of silicon diffused transistors and other semiconductor devices began. The eight scientists and engineers were
Julius Blank, Victor Grinich, Jean Hoerni, Eugene Kleiner, Jay Last, Gordon Moore, Robert Noyce, and Sheldon Roberts.
2 linear feet
2 record boxes
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Collection is open for research.