San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
In today’s world of Google, Facebook, and Twitter, the digital age has all but forgotten its beginnings and the man who created the device upon which all of these empires rested, the scientist behind two of the greatest inventions of the last century. Once hailed as the “Mayor of Silicon Valley,” Robert Noyce and his colleagues, the "Traitorous Eight,” sparked the technological revolution that we are still reaping the rewards from today. Noyce would eventually go on to cofound Intel, one of the most valuable companies in the world. Now, in his comprehensive and entertaining new book, The Intel Trinity: How Robert Noyce, Gordon Moore, and Andy Grove Built the World’s Most Important Company, well-connected and trusted technology writer Michael S. Malone brings to life the story behind the company that made possible the personal computer, the Internet, telecommunications and the personal electronics revolution.
On a warm September morning in 1957 seven key employees of Shockley Transistor of Mountain View, California decided to quit their jobs and strike out on their own, marking the beginning of what would become Silicon Valley. These men would go on to form Fairchild Semiconductor and revolutionize the way we work and live. Drawing on unprecedented access to the Intel archives and on interviews and oral histories from its earliest days through the present, Malone reveals how each member of the founding Intel trio brought different things at different times. Noyce was the charismatic leader and the most respected high-tech figure of his generation. Gordon Moore set the law that accelerated the pace of innovation—the biennial doubling of computer chip performance. Andy Grove was the greatest and most ferocious businessman of his generation. Together, these three achieved Intel’s historic success.
Bring a bag lunch and enjoy the discussion with CHM family and friends. Box lunches will be made available for purchase in the Museum café.
Kepler’s Books will be on-site selling copies of The Intel Trinity before and after the program.
Full event listing: http://www.computerhistory.org/events/upcoming/#intel-trinity-how-robert-noyce
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Computer History Museum
The Computer History Museum (CHM) in Mountain View, Ca. is a nonprofit organization with a four-decade history as the world’s leading institution exploring the history of computing and its ongoing impact on society. The Museum is dedicated to the preservation and celebration of computer history, and is home to the largest international collection of computing artifacts in the world, including computer hardware, software, documentation, ephemera, photographs and moving images.
The Museum’s speaker series features innovators, legends, opinion leaders, engineers, and scientists exploring the past, present, and future of technology. The lively stories and personal insights, coupled with sharp questioning from a knowledgeable audience, illuminate hidden niches. Treasured myths and misinformation often take a beating. Ego clashes, boardroom strife, and bet-the-company adventures get as much play as technical details. All of it is captured on digital video and presented in full on the Museum’s YouTube channel.
The Museum also hosts regular events honoring milestone machines, breakthroughs, companies, and anniversaries. Some are single events. Others are series of lectures and celebrations. Many are accompanied by commemorative publications written and edited by the curatorial staff.
Museum Hours: Wed, Thurs, Sat & Sun 10am- 5pm and Friday 10am-9pm