American Experience: Silicon Valley (2013)

Genres - Science & Technology  |   Sub-Genres - Biography, Inventions & Innovations, Social History  |   Run Time - 120 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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A profile of Robert Noyce (1927-90), the leader of the "traitorous eight" who left Shockley Semiconductor Company in 1957 to form Fairchild Semiconductor, a company that became a pivotal player in the technology sphere. Noyce co-invented the integrated circuit, which is an essential component of every modern electronic device; and, as leader of Fairchild (and eventually Intel), helped create the Silicon Valley culture that prizes openness over hierarchy, risk over stability, and jeans over suits.

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computers, entrepreneur, technology