The Man Behind the Microchip: Robert Noyce and the Invention of Silicon Valley

Oxford University Press - The co-founder of fairchild semiconductor and Intel, advanced weapon, automobile, cellular telephone, Noyce co-invented the integrated circuit, the electronic heart of every modern computer, and video game. In addition, this vivid narrative sheds light on Noyce's friends and associates, venture capitalists, including some of the best-known managers, and creative minds in Silicon Valley.

Now, money, in the man behind the microchip, leslie Berlin captures not only this colorful individual but also the vibrant interplay of technology, politics, business, and culture that defines Silicon Valley. Hailed as the thomas edison and henry ford of silicon Valley, a leading entrepreneur, Robert Noyce was a brilliant inventor, and a daring risk taker who piloted his own jets and skied mountains accessible only by helicopter.

The Man Behind the Microchip: Robert Noyce and the Invention of Silicon Valley - A modern american success story, The Man Behind the Microchip illuminates the triumphs and setbacks of one of the most important inventors and entrepreneurs of our time. With access to never-before-seen documents, berlin paints a fascinating portrait of Noyce: an ambitious and intensely competitive multimillionaire who exuded a "just folks" sort of charm, a Midwestern preacher's son who rejected organized religion but would counsel his employees to "go off and do something wonderful, " a man who never looked back and sometimes paid a price for it.

Here is the life of a high-tech industry giant. Berlin draws upon interviews with dozens of key players in modern American business--including Andy Grove, and Warren Buffett; their recollections of Noyce give readers a privileged, Steve Jobs, Gordon Moore, first-hand look inside the dynamic world of high-tech entrepreneurship.





Troublemakers: Silicon Valley's Coming of Age

Simon & Schuster - Together, industries, they worked across generations, and companies to bring technology from Pentagon offices and university laboratories to the rest of us. This is the gripping tale of seven exceptional men and women, pioneers of Silicon Valley in the 1970s and early 1980s. Together, these troublemakers rewrote the rules and invented the future.

In other words, these were the years when one of the most powerful pillars of our modern innovation and political systems was first erected. In troublemakers, rolm, as well as apple, genentech, atari, ask, xerox parc, historian Leslie Berlin introduces the people and stories behind the birth of the Internet and the microprocessor, and the iconic venture capital firms Sequoia Capital and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.

Troublemakers: Silicon Valley's Coming of Age - Featured among well-known silicon valley innovators like steve jobs, regis mckenna, the underappreciated chairman of apple who owned one-third of the company; Bob Taylor, Larry Ellison, and Don Valentine are Mike Markkula, who kick-started the Arpanet and masterminded the personal computer; software entrepreneur Sandra Kurtzig, the first woman to take a technology company public; Bob Swanson, the cofounder of Genentech; Al Alcorn, who rose from an assembler on a factory line to the executive suite; and Niels Reimers, the Atari engineer behind the first wildly successful video game; Fawn Alvarez, the Stanford administrator who changed how university innovations reach the public.

In the space of only seven years and thirty-five miles, five major industries—personal computing, biotechnology, video games, modern venture capital, and advanced semiconductor logic—were born. In doing so, they changed the world. During these same years, the first arpanet transmission came into a Stanford lab, the university began licensing faculty innovations to businesses, and the Silicon Valley tech community began mobilizing to develop the lobbying clout and influence that have become critical components of modern American politics.





The Idea Factory: Bell Labs and the Great Age of American Innovation

Penguin Books - From its beginnings in the 1920s until its demise in the 1980s, Bell Labs-officially, the research and development wing of AT&T-was the biggest, and arguably the best, laboratory for new ideas in the world. From the transistor to the laser, from digital communications to cellular telephony, it's hard to find an aspect of modern life that hasn't been touched by Bell Labs.

Here, after all, was where the foundational ideas on the management of innovation were born. In the idea factory, jon gertner traces the origins of some of the twentieth century's most important inventions and delivers a riveting and heretofore untold chapter of American history. Today, when the drive to invent has become a mantra, Bell Labs offers us a way to enrich our understanding of the challenges and solutions to technological innovation.

The Idea Factory: Bell Labs and the Great Age of American Innovation - At its heart this is a story about the life and work of a small group of brilliant and eccentric men-Mervin Kelly, Claude Shannon, John Pierce, Bill Shockley, and Bill Baker-who spent their careers at Bell Labs. Penguin Books.





The Intel Trinity: How Robert Noyce, Gordon Moore, and Andy Grove Built the World's Most Important Company

HarperBusiness - Malone reveals how each brought different things to Intel, and at different times. Without any one of these figures, telecommunications, Internet, Intel would never have achieved its historic success; with them, Intel made possible the personal computer, and the personal electronics revolutions. The intel trinity is not just the story of intel’s legendary past; it also offers an analysis of the formidable challenges that lie ahead as the company struggles to maintain its dominance, its culture, and its legacy.

With eight pages of black-and-white photos. Penguin Books. HarperBusiness. Michael S. Based on unprecedented access to the corporation’s archives, gordon moore, The Intel Trinity is the first full history of Intel Corporation—the essential company of the digital age— told through the lives of the three most important figures in the company’s history: Robert Noyce, and Andy Grove.

The Intel Trinity: How Robert Noyce, Gordon Moore, and Andy Grove Built the World's Most Important Company - Often hailed the “most important company in the world, ” Intel remains, more than four decades after its inception, a defining company of the global digital economy. Noyce, the most respected high tech figure of his generation, brought credibility and money to the company’s founding; Moore made Intel the world’s technological leader; and Grove, has relentlessly driven the company to ever-higher levels of success and competitiveness.

The legendary inventors of the microprocessor-the single most important product in the modern world-Intel today builds the tiny “engines” that power almost every intelligent electronic device on the planet. But the true story of Intel is the human story of the trio of geniuses behind it.





Moore's Law: The Life of Gordon Moore, Silicon Valley's Quiet Revolutionary

Basic Books - Our world today—from the phone in your pocket to the car that you drive, the allure of social media to the strategy of the Pentagon—has been shaped irrevocably by the technology of silicon transistors. Year after year, for half a century, these tiny switches have enabled ever-more startling capabilities.

Penguin Books. Told by a team of writers with unparalleled access to Moore, and his contemporaries, his family, this is the human story of man and a career that have had almost superhuman effects. Microchips could double in power, then redouble again in clockwork fashion. With moore's technological leadership at Fairchild and then at his second start-up, the Intel Corporation, the law has held for fifty years.

Moore's Law: The Life of Gordon Moore, Silicon Valley's Quiet Revolutionary - In moore's law, Arnold Thackray, David C. Their incredible proliferation has altered the course of human history as dramatically as any political or social revolution. Brock, and rachel jones give the authoritative account of Gordon Moore's life and his role in the development both of Silicon Valley and the transformative technologies developed there.

The history of twentieth-century technology is littered with overblown “revolutions. Moore's law is essential reading for anyone seeking to learn what a real revolution looks like. At the heart of it all has been one quiet Californian: Gordon Moore.





The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution

Simon & Schuster - Penguin Books. Following his blockbuster biography of steve jobs, walter isaacson’s New York Times bestselling and critically acclaimed The Innovators is a “riveting, propulsive, and at times deeply moving” The Atlantic story of the people who created the computer and the Internet. What were the talents that allowed certain inventors and entrepreneurs to turn their visionary ideas into disruptive realities? What led to their creative leaps? Why did some succeed and others fail? The Innovators is a masterly saga of collaborative genius destined to be the standard history of the digital revolution—and an indispensable guide to how innovation really happens.

Simon schuster. It’s also a narrative of how their ability to collaborate and master the art of teamwork made them even more creative. This is the story of how their minds worked and what made them so inventive. He explores the fascinating personalities that created our current digital revolution, John von Neumann, such as Vannevar Bush, Alan Turing, J.

The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution - C. R. HarperBusiness. Licklider, steve jobs, bill gates, steve Wozniak, Doug Engelbart, Tim Berners-Lee, Robert Noyce, and Larry Page. For an era that seeks to foster innovation, creativity, and teamwork, The Innovators is “a sweeping and surprisingly tenderhearted history of the digital age” The New York Times.





Where Wizards Stay Up Late: The Origins Of The Internet

Simon & Schuster - Simon Schuster. In the 1960's, when computers where regarded as mere giant calculators, J. C. R. Twenty five years ago, it didn't exist. Where wizards stay up late is the exciting story of the pioneers responsible for creating the most talked about, most influential, and most far-reaching communications breakthrough since the invention of the telephone.

Licklider at MIT saw them as the ultimate communications devices. Taking readers behind the scenes, Where Wizards Stay Up Late captures the hard work, genius, and happy accidents of their daring, stunningly successful venture. Today, twenty million people worldwide are surfing the Net. HarperBusiness. Penguin Books.

Where Wizards Stay Up Late: The Origins Of The Internet - With defense department funds, he and a band of visionary computer whizzes began work on a nationwide, interlocking network of computers. Simon schuster.





The Chip : How Two Americans Invented the Microchip and Launched a Revolution

Random House Trade Paperbacks - Reid tells the gripping adventure story of their invention and of its growth into a global information industry. Jack kilby and robert noyce hit upon the stunning discovery that would make possible the silicon microchip, a work that would ultimately earn Kilby the Nobel Prize for physics in 2000 Penguin Books.

Barely fifty years ago a computer was a gargantuan, vastly expensive thing that only a handful of scientists had ever seen. Simon Schuster. HarperBusiness. This is the story of how the digital age began. The world’s brightest engineers were stymied in their quest to make these machines small and affordable until the solution finally came from two ingenious young Americans.

The Chip : How Two Americans Invented the Microchip and Launched a Revolution - Simon schuster. In this completely revised and updated edition of The Chip, T. R. Paperback with picture of the two inventors. 5 x 8.





Makers of the Microchip: A Documentary History of Fairchild Semiconductor The MIT Press

The MIT Press - These firms would finance the explosive growth of Silicon Valley over the next several decades. Paperback with picture of the two inventors. 5 x 8. A historical overview, interpretive essays, and an introduction to semiconductor technology in the period accompany these primary documents. Founded in 1957 by eight former employees of the schockley semiconductor Laboratory, Fairchild created the model for a successful Silicon Valley start-up: intense activity with a common goal, close collaboration, and a quick path to the market Fairchild's first device hit the market just ten months after the company's founding.

The first years of the company that developed the microchip and created the model for a successful Silicon Valley start-up. In the first three and a half years of its existence, produced, Fairchild Semiconductor developed, and marketed the device that would become the fundamental building block of the digital world: the microchip.

Makers of the Microchip: A Documentary History of Fairchild Semiconductor The MIT Press - The centerpiece of the book is a collection of documents, reproduced in facsimile, sketches, including the company's first prospectus; ideas, schedules, and plans for the company's products; and a notebook kept by cofounder Jay Last that records problems, and tasks discussed at weekly meetings. Simon schuster.

This history of the early years of Fairchild Semiconductor examines the technological, business, and social dynamics behind its innovative products. HarperBusiness. Penguin Books.





Troublemakers: Silicon Valley's Coming of Age

Simon & Schuster - Simon Schuster. Together, these troublemakers rewrote the rules and invented the future. Simon schuster. Acclaimed historian leslie berlin’s “deeply researched and dramatic narrative of Silicon Valley’s early years…is a meticulously told…compelling history” The New York Times of the men and women who chased innovation, and ended up changing the world.

Troublemakers is the gripping tale of seven exceptional men and women, pioneers of Silicon Valley in the 1970s and early 1980s. In doing so, they changed the world. Paperback with picture of the two inventors. 5 x 8. Together, they worked across generations, industries, and companies to bring technology from Pentagon offices and university laboratories to the rest of us.

Troublemakers: Silicon Valley's Coming of Age - There is much to learn from berlin’s account, particularly that Silicon Valley has long provided the backdrop where technology, elite education, institutional capital, and entrepreneurship collide with incredible force” The Christian Science Monitor. In this vigorous account…a sturdy, ask, atari, genentech, skillfully constructed work” kirkus Reviews, ROLM, historian Leslie Berlin introduces the people and stories behind the birth of the Internet and the microprocessor, Xerox PARC, as well as Apple, and the iconic venture capital firms Sequoia Capital and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.

HarperBusiness. Penguin Books.





Dealers of Lightning: Xerox PARC and the Dawn of the Computer Age

HarperBusiness - This brilliant group created several monumental innovations that triggered a technological revolution, and the graphical interface one of the main precursors of the Internet, the laser printer, including the first personal computer, only to see these breakthroughs rejected by the corporation. Simon schuster.

Yet, instead of giving up, these determined inventors turned their ideas into empires that radically altered contemporary life and changed the world. Based on extensive interviews with the scientists, engineers, this riveting chronicle details PARC's humble beginnings through its triumph as a hothouse for ideas, and shows why Xerox was never able to grasp, and executives who lived the story, and ultimately exploit, administrators, the cutting-edge innovations PARC delivered.

Dealers of Lightning: Xerox PARC and the Dawn of the Computer Age - Paperback with picture of the two inventors. 5 x 8. Penguin Books. In the bestselling tradition of The Soul of a New Machine, Dealers of Lightning is a fascinating journey of intellectual creation. HarperBusiness. In the 1970s and '80s, xerox corporation brought together a brain-trust of engineering geniuses, a group of computer eccentrics dubbed PARC.

Simon Schuster. Dealers of lightning offers an unprecedented look at the ideas, the inventions, and the individuals that propelled Xerox PARC to the frontier of technohistoiy--and the corporate machinations that almost prevented it from achieving greatness.