Robert Noyce and Fairchild Semiconductor, 1957–1968

  title={Robert Noyce and Fairchild Semiconductor, 1957–1968},
  author={Leslie Berlin},
  journal={Business History Review},
  pages={63 - 101}
  • L. Berlin
  • Published 2001
  • Business
  • Business History Review
Robert Noyce's career at Fairchild Semiconductor sheds light on several developments that were central to the growth of Silicon Valley and the semiconductor industry: entrepreneurship, technical leadership, and the management of growth in a high-technology company. Noyce served as Fairchild Semiconductors first head of R&D and as its general manager for the six years of the company's most dramatic growth. His technical orientation, personal interest in new technologies, and hands-off management… 
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