Title and Description Page
Childhood and Early Education 1
Family History. Great Depression Era. Relationship with Father. Relationship with Mother. Pastimes. High School Interest in Chemistry. Wright Junior College. Student Employment. Laboratory Work. University of Illinois. Organic Chemistry. World War II Draft. Encouragement for Graduate School.
Graduate Years 31
University of Missouri. Worth H. Rodebush. George Vineyard. Master's thesis on Penacol Compounds. Service in the U.S. Navy. Ph.D. Thesis. Shell Development Company.
Shell Development Company 49
Process Development Department. Scaling Up of Flammable Material. Equipment Modification. William B. Shockley. Tempest in a Text Tube Television Program. High School Teaching. Photolithography.
Shockley Semiconductor Laboratory 62
Psychological Testing. William Shockley. Photolithography. Management Style of William Shockley. Transistor Packaging. Coworkers. Chih-Tang Sah. Jean A. Hoerni. Personnel Management Issues. Founding of Fairchild Semiconductor. Maurice Hanafin. Silicon Wafer Diffusion. Bell Telephone Laboratories.
Fairchild Semiconductor 77
Four-Layer Diode. Role at Fairchild Semiconductor. Gordon E. Moore. Pre-production. Work in Italy. NPN Transistor. Transfer of Technology. Germanium Transistor in Europe. Societa Generale Semiconduttore. Materials and Processes. Electromigration. Research and Development. Soviet Semiconductor Market. Germanium Transistor. W. Jerry Sanders. National Semiconductor.
Fairchild Semiconductor after Intel Corporation 165
Research and Development. Loss of Gordon E. Moore and Robert N. Noyce. Technical Planning. Partnership with Societa Generale Semiconduttore. International Business. Licensing. Revenue. Bipolar and Integrated Circuits. Schlumberger Exploration. Decline of Fairchild Semiconductor. Harry Sello and Associates.