Inventing the Digital Age

This book project examined the history of Fairchild Semiconductor through its initial years as the company made its technological breakthrough of the planar process, which became the platform technology for microchip fabrication. The book, Understanding Moore’s Law: four decades of innovation, edited by David C. Brock, was published in 2006.

Staff: David Brock

Sensing Change

See your environment with fresh eyes through this online exhibit.

Hear It Firsthand

CHF’s Center for Oral History captures and preserves the stories of notable figures in chemistry and related fields. Many of the oral histories in the collection belong to recipients of CHF awards, including


Historically Grounded Perspectives

The Center for Contemporary History and Policy explores issues ranging from energy to medicine on CHF's blog, Periodic Tabloid.