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Texas Instruments Reference Collection

Collector:
Information, Technology and Society, Div. of (NMAH, SI).  Search this
Creator:
Texas Instruments Incorporated  Search this
Extent:
0.3 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Newsletters
Memorandums
Date:
1950-1985.
Scope and Contents:
Reference materials, including photographs, internal memoranda, newsletters and other printed material, relating to various Texas Instruments' products.
Arrangement:
1 series, organized by product.
Biographical / Historical:
Texas Instruments was started in 1930 as an oil exploration company called Geophysical Science. It quickly branched overseas and into other fields of technology, changing its name to Texas Instruments in the 1950s. The company was the first to mass-produce silicon transistors and designed the first transistor radio in the 1950s, the first hand-held calculator in 1967, and the first single-chip microcomputer in the 1970s, in addition to many other innovations.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Texas Instruments in 1987.
Restrictions:
Collection open for research on site by appointment. Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Information technology  Search this
Computers  Search this
Microelectronics  Search this
Microelectronics industry -- 20th century  Search this
Calculators  Search this
Transistors  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1950-2000
Newsletters -- 1950-2000
Memorandums -- 1950-2000
Citation:
Texas Instruments Reference Collection, 1950-1985, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0697
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0697

Microelectronics Oral History Collection

Interviewee:
Madland, Glen  Search this
Goldstein, Andrew  Search this
Flaschen, Steward  Search this
Faggin, Frederico  Search this
Everitt, Bruce  Search this
Petritz, Richard  Search this
Nebeker, Frederik  Search this
Morten, David  Search this
Creator:
Finn, Bernard S., 1932-  Search this
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.  Search this
Morton, David  Search this
Names:
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers  Search this
Extent:
0.25 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Transcripts
Audiotapes
Date:
1996.
Summary:
Transcripts and audio cassettes of oral history interviews with pioneers in the field of microelectronics. The interviews document the spectrum of innovative activities in the microelectronics industry.
Scope and Contents:
The collection contains transcripts and original audio cassettes of oral history interviews with pioneers in the field of microelectronics. Series 1, Transcripts, 1996 are arranged alphabetically and a table of contents and abstracts are available for each interview. Series 2, Audio Cassette Tapes, 1996 are arranged alphabetically. The interviews were conducted by Andrew Goldstein, David Morton, and Frederik Nebeker.
Arrangement:
The collection is divided into two series.

Series 1: Transcripts, 1996

Series 2: Audio Cassette Tapes, 1996
Historical:
The Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation, in cooperation with the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Center for the History of Electrical Engineering, conducted oral histories to document the spectrum of innovative activities in the microelectronics industry. These activities include, translation (people or companies instrumental in knowledge transfer between invention stage and commercialization); venture capital (entrepreneurs or financiers); applications (use of the basic form of microelectronics technology in entirely new, often unexpected applications) research management; legal issues; and chip design.
Provenance:
This collection was created by the Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation with NMAH staff member, Barney Finn of the Division of Information, Technology and Communication and David Morton of the Center for the History of Electrical Engineering in 1996.
Restrictions:
Some oral histories are restricted; others unrestricted for research use on site by appointment. Gloves required with unprotected photographs.
Rights:
Copyright status unknown or uncertain.
Topic:
Inventors -- 20th century  Search this
Engineers -- 20th century  Search this
Microelectronics  Search this
Inventions -- 20th century  Search this
Electric engineering -- 20th century  Search this
Microelectronics industry -- 20th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Transcripts
Audiotapes
Citation:
Microelectronics Oral History Collection, 1996, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0566
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Microelectronics Oral History Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0566

Don C. Hoefler's Microelectronic News Collection

Creator:
Hoefler, Don C.  Search this
Information Technology and Communications, Div. of (NMAH, SI).  Search this
Schreiner, Robert J.  Search this
Extent:
2 Cubic feet (6 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Newsletters
Date:
1975-1987.
Summary:
A collection of the weekly newsletter "Don C. Hoefler's Microelectronic News," covering developments in the world of corporate microelectronics. Most issues include "Manager's Case Book," a two-page editorial on various business and economics topics by Hoefler.
Scope and Contents note:
A collection of the weekly newsletter Don C. Hoefler's Microelectronic News, covering the ongoing developments in the world of corporate microelectronics. Included with most issues is "Manager's Case Book," a two-page editorial on various business and economic topics written by Hoefler. The collection is comprised of two series: Series 1: Newsletters and Series 2: State of the Art. The first series contains "Don C. Hoelfer's Microelectronic Newlsletters" dating from August 1975 to March 1986. The second series is a single CD-ROM with scanned images taken from the book State of the Art by Stan Augarten, published in 1983 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into two series.

Series 1: Newletters, 1975-1986

Series 2: State of the Art, 1983
Biographical/Historical note:
A journalist best known for coining the phrase, "Silicon Valley," Hoefler was the editor of the Microelectronic News newsletter. He died in 1986.
Provenance:
Donated to the Museum by Robert J. Schreiner in 1999.
Collection donated by Robert J. Schreiner, 2005.
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Computer industry  Search this
Semiconductors  Search this
Microelectronics  Search this
Microelectronics industry -- 20th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Newsletters -- 1950-2000
Citation:
Don C. Hoefler's Microelectronic News Collection, 1975-1987, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Gift of Robert J. Schreiner.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0884
See more items in:
Don C. Hoefler's Microelectronic News Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0884

Making Silicon Valley : innovation and the growth of high tech, 1930-1970 / Christophe Lécuyer

Author:
Lécuyer, Christophe  Search this
Physical description:
x, 393 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
California
Santa Clara Valley (Santa Clara County)
Santa Clara Valley (Santa Clara County, Calif.)
Date:
2006
C2006
20th century
Topic:
High technology industries--History  Search this
Microelectronics industry--History  Search this
Entrepreneurship  Search this
Military-industrial complex--History  Search this
History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_788940

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