The Man Behind the Microchip

Robert Noyce and the Invention of Silicon Valley

Author: Leslie Berlin

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019531199X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 402

View: 2162

The triumphs and setbacks of inventor and entrepreneur Robert Noyce are illuminated in a biography that describes his colorful life in context of the evolution of the high-tech industry and the complex interrelationships among technology, business, big money, politics, and culture in Silicon Valley.

Summary: The Man Behind the Microchip

Review and Analysis of Berlin's Book

Author: BusinessNews Publishing

Publisher: Primento

ISBN: 2511016699

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 15

View: 1054

The must-read summary of Leslie Berlin's book: "The Man Behind the Microchip: Robert Noyce and the Invention of Silicon Valley". This complete summary of the ideas from Leslie Berlin's book "The Man Behind the Microchip" tells the story of a giant of the high-tech industry: the multimillionaire, Bob Noyce. This co-founder of Fairchild Semiconductor and Intel co-invented the integrated circuit which became the electronic heart of every modern computer, automobile, advanced weapon and video game. In this book, the author tells all about the life of this individual, as well as the interconnection of business, money, politics, and technology that belongs to Silicon Valley. This summary is a must-read for anyone who wants to gain an insight into the dynamic world of high-tech entrepreneurship. Added-value of this summary: • Save time • Understand key concepts • Expand your knowledge To learn more, read "The Man Behind the Microchip" and discover the fascinating story behind one of the most important figures in the semiconductor industry.

The Man Behind the Microchip

Book Review

Author: PCC

Publisher: PCC

ISBN: 8829548499

Category: Computers

Page: N.A

View: 8331

Hailed as the Thomas Edison and Henry Ford of Silicon Valley, Robert Noyce was a brilliant inventor, a leading entrepreneur, and a daring risk taker who piloted his own jets and skied mountains accessible only by helicopter. Now, in The Man Behind the Microchip, Leslie Berlin captures not only this colorful individual but also the vibrant interplay of technology, business, money, politics, and culture that defines Silicon Valley. Here is the life of a high-tech industry giant. The co-founder of Fairchild Semiconductor and Intel, Noyce co-invented the integrated circuit, the electronic heart of every modern computer, automobile, cellular telephone, advanced weapon, and video game. With access to never-before-seen documents, Berlin paints a fascinating portrait of Noyce: an ambitious and intensely competitive multimillionaire who exuded a "just folks" sort of charm, a Midwestern preacher's son who rejected organized religion but would counsel his employees to "go off and do something wonderful," a man who never looked back and sometimes paid a price for it. In addition, this vivid narrative sheds light on Noyce's friends and associates, including some of the best-known managers, venture capitalists, and creative minds in Silicon Valley. Berlin draws upon interviews with dozens of key players in modern American business--including Andy Grove, Steve Jobs, Gordon Moore, and Warren Buffett; their recollections of Noyce give readers a privileged, first-hand look inside the dynamic world of high-tech entrepreneurship. A modern American success story, The Man Behind the Microchip illuminates the triumphs and setbacks of one of the most important inventors and entrepreneurs of our time.

Troublemakers

How a Generation of Silicon Valley Upstarts Invented the Future

Author: Leslie Berlin

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1849838720

Category: Social Science

Page: 448

View: 4377

**THE FINANCIAL TIMES BUSINESS BOOK OF THE MONTH** THE GRIPPING TALE OF THE EARLY FRONTIER DAYS OF SILICON VALLEY FROM ACCLAIMED HISTORIAN LESLIE BERLIN. 'The book is compelling as it maps out the building of the Valley, the challenges its early tech pioneers faced, as well as highlighting those who reached dizzying success only to suffer as the dot com bubble burst.' Financial Times ‘Kaleidoscopic, ambitious, and brilliant, the book draws on a dazzling cast of characters to chart the rise of the five industries that have come to define technology today and, collectively, to remake the world.’ Eric Schmidt, former CEO of Google and Executive Chairman of Alphabet, Inc. Leslie Berlin's previous work has been acclaimed by the New York Times: 'so engagingly narrated that you don't realize how much business and technology you are learning along the way.' Between 1968 and 1976, five landmark industries that shaped the modern world were launched within 30 miles of each other: personal computing, video games, biotechnology, modern venture capital and advanced semi-conductor logic. The dominant players in many of those industries - firms like Apple and Intel - had also been launched at the same time. During those early days of Silicon Valley, the first ARPANET transmission (now known as the Internet) came into a Stanford lab, universities began licensing innovations to businesses, and the Silicon Valley tech community began to develop their lobbying clout. Now, for the first time, the stories of the men and women who changed the world during these pivotal years are brought to life in rich detail by respected Silicon Valley historian Leslie Berlin. Berlin shines a light on the wild frontier days of Silicon Valley where the old rules were broken, revealing how the modern tech world was built and empires were forged. Troublemakers is a compelling story of the upstarts of Silicon Valley that will appeal to fans of HBO's Silicon Valley and Walter Isaacson's biography of Steve Jobs. Further praise for Troublemakers: ‘Leslie Berlin combines the keen observations of an historian with gorgeous writing and riveting storytelling to write the landmark book on the Valley. The interwoven lives of wonderfully iconoclastic characters bring the formative years of the Valley to life with sheer brilliance. Troublemakers is a must-read for anyone hoping to understand America’s tech capital.’ Julia Flynn Siler, New York Times bestselling author of The House of Mondavi ‘Leslie Berlin has done it again. Following on her richly informative biography of Intel co-founder Robert Noyce, The Man Behind the Microchip, Berlin now brings us a definitive account of Silicon Valley’s “breakthrough years” in the 1970s. Troublemakers recounts the fascinating careers of seven little-known but enormously impactful players who shaped the Valley’s unique high-tech ecosystem. As entertaining as it is authoritative, Troublemakers is required reading for anyone seeking to understand how the tech revolution took root in the San Francisco Bay Area and eventually transformed the entire planet’s way of life.’ David M. Kennedy, Donald J. McLachlan Professor of History Emeritus at Stanford University, winner of the Pulitzer Prize

The Innovators

Die Vordenker der digitalen Revolution von Ada Lovelace bis Steve Jobs

Author: Walter Isaacson

Publisher: C. Bertelsmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641176832

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 640

View: 9090

Sind sie jetzt Nerds, Weltverbesserer oder Spieler – diejenigen, die alles für möglich halten und nur durch die Frontscheibe schauen? Der Steve-Jobs-Biograf Walter Isaacson gibt diesen Vordenkern des digitalen Zeitalters ein Gesicht. Er blickt auf Erfinder und abenteuerlustige Unternehmer, die keine Grenzen akzeptieren, die unerbittlich und lustvoll Zukunft machen wollen. Die großen Namen wie Jobs und Gates stehen dabei immer für die Vielen, die in einem Zeitalter, das keine Alleinherrscher über Informationen duldet, permanent Ideen produzieren und Entwicklungen vorantreiben. Die Reise geht von Ada Lovelace über Alan Turing, John von Neumann, Konrad Zuse und Grace Hopper bis zu den genialen Kindern des Silicon Valley.

Silicon Valley Investing

Investieren in die Superstars von heute, morgen und übermorgen

Author: Thomas Rappold

Publisher: FinanzBuch Verlag

ISBN: 3862487024

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 7274

Jetzt in der 2. komplett aktualisierten und überarbeiteten Auflage. Alphabet, Apple und Facebook gehören zu den größten und wertvollsten Unternehmen der Welt. Wer sein Geld frühzeitig in diese Unternehmen investiert hat, konnte es oft mehr als verzehnfachen. Doch die größten Gewinne machten Investoren, die vor dem Börsengang eingestiegen waren. Diese Chance können Sie auch als Privatanleger nutzen. Thomas Rappold ist ein profunder Kenner des Silicon Valley und selbst als Investor aktiv. Er erklärt die wichtigsten Bewertungskennzahlen sowie Newsquellen für Investments in Start-ups und wie Sie als Anleger schon heute – lange vor dem Börsengang – in die Facebooks von morgen investieren können. Im Gegensatz zur Dotcom-Blase sind Innovationen wie BigData, CloudComputing, Mobile Apps und Internet of Things oder selbstfahrende Autos keine reinen "Modewörter", sondern konkrete und wichtige Bausteine der realen Wirtschaft. Mit einem Vorwort von Andreas von Bechtolsheim, Co-Gründer von Arista Networks und Sun Microsystems und der erste Investor bei Alphabet.

Technologie hochintegrierter Schaltungen

Author: Dietrich Widmann,Hermann Mader,Hans Friedrich

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3642970591

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 320

View: 6218

Im vorliegenden Buch wird die Technologie von hochintegrierten Schaltungen behandelt. Es werden zunächst sehr ausführlich und praxisnah die verschiedenen technologischen Verfahren und Einzelprozesse aus den Bereichen Lithographie, Schicht-, Ätz- und Dotiertechnik beschrieben. Danach folgen Beispiele für die Integration der Einzelprozesse zur Herstellung von CMOS-, Bipolar- und BICMOS-Schaltungen. Sowohl die Einzelprozesse als auch die Prozeßintegration sind anschaulich mit zahlreichen Bildern dargestellt. Das Buch vermittelt nicht nur eine gute Übersicht, sondern auch sehr detaillierte Informationen über den modernsten Stand der Technologie hochintegrierter Schaltungen, wie sie z.B. bei der Herstellung des dynamischen IMEGA-Bit-Speichers Anwendung findet. Darüber hinausgehende Entwicklungen, die in den Sub-Mikrometer-Bereich führen, werden ebenfalls beschrieben.

Silicon Valley

Was aus dem mächtigsten Tal der Welt auf uns zukommt

Author: Christoph Keese

Publisher: Albrecht Knaus Verlag

ISBN: 3641122589

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

View: 7449

Was mit der digitalen Revolution wirklich auf uns zukommt Aus erster Hand berichtet Christoph Keese von den Innovationen im Silicon Valley und verbindet die vielen Facetten des digitalen Wandels zum großen Bild. Er traf Erfinder, Gründer, Wagniskapitalgeber und Professoren in Stanford und Berkeley – auf der Suche nach Erfolgsmustern und Treibern der boomenden Internetwirtschaft. Wie funktioniert dieses »Einfach tun, was sonst keiner wagt«? Warum fällt traditionellen Firmen die »disruptive Innovation« so schwer? Wächst uns Google über den Kopf? Was ist der Netzwerkeffekt? Schafft das Internet wirklich Geld, Banken, Einzelhandel, Zeitungen, Bücher und Verkehrsampeln ab? Was muss Deutschland unternehmen, um den Anschluss nicht zu verpassen?

Makers of the Microchip

A Documentary History of Fairchild Semiconductor

Author: Christophe Lécuyer,David C. Brock,Jay Last

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262294324

Category: Computers

Page: 328

View: 2654

In the first three and a half years of its existence, Fairchild Semiconductor developed, produced, and marketed the device that would become the fundamental building block of the digital world: the microchip. Founded in 1957 by eight former employees of the Schockley Semiconductor Laboratory, Fairchild created the model for a successful Silicon Valley start-up: intense activity with a common goal, close collaboration, and a quick path to the market (Fairchild's first device hit the market just ten months after the company's founding). Fairchild Semiconductor was one of the first companies financed by venture capital, and its success inspired the establishment of venture capital firms in the San Francisco Bay area. These firms would finance the explosive growth of Silicon Valley over the next several decades. This history of the early years of Fairchild Semiconductor examines the technological, business, and social dynamics behind its innovative products. The centerpiece of the book is a collection of documents, reproduced in facsimile, including the company's first prospectus; ideas, sketches, and plans for the company's products; and a notebook kept by cofounder Jay Last that records problems, schedules, and tasks discussed at weekly meetings. A historical overview, interpretive essays, and an introduction to semiconductor technology in the period accompany these primary documents.

Making the American Century

Essays on the Political Culture of Twentieth Century America

Author: Bruce J. Schulman

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199323968

Category: History

Page: 336

View: 6654

The twentieth century has been popularly seen as "the American Century," a long period in which the United States had amassed the economic resources, the political and military strength, and the moral prestige to assume global leadership. By century's end, the trajectory of American politics, the sense of ever waxing federal power, and the nation's place in the world seemed less assured. Americans of many stripes came to contest the standard narratives of nation building and international hegemony charted by generations of historians. In this volume, a group of distinguished U.S. historians confronts the teleological view of the inexorable transformation of the United States into a modern nation. The contributors analyze a host of ways in which local places were drawn into a wider polity and culture, while at the same time revealing how national and international structures and ideas created new kinds of local movements and local energies. Rather than seeing the century as a series of conflicts between liberalism and conservatism, they illustrate the ways in which each of these political forces shaped its efforts over the other's cumulative achievements, accommodating to shifts in government, social mores, and popular culture. They demonstrate that international connections have transformed domestic life in myriad ways and, in turn, that the American presence in the world has been shaped by its distinctive domestic political culture. Finally, they break down boundaries between the public and private sectors, showcasing the government's role in private life and how private organizations influenced national politics. Revisiting and revising many of the chestnuts of American political history, this volume challenges received wisdom about the twentieth-century American experience.

Technological Communities and Networks

Triggers and Drivers for Innovation

Author: Dimitris Assimakopoulos

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113431244X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 8902

The first book to analyze how new technologies are emerging against a background of continuing globalization of research and development activities. This unique book explores how technological communities and networks shape a broad range of new computer based technologies in regional, national and international contexts. Offering a critique of existing organizational and business models, Assimakopoulos analyzes the structure of a broad range of existing technological communities and networks looking at a range of areas including: Internet security electronic copyright intellectual property rights protection geographic information systems. This text is a key resource for research and development managers, ICT engineers and policy makers, as well as post graduate researchers in knowledge management, technology policy, sociology and economics of innovation or history of science and technology.

Becoming Steve Jobs

Vom Abenteurer zum Visionär

Author: Brent Schlender,Rick Tetzeli

Publisher: Siedler Verlag

ISBN: 3641179483

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 512

View: 1806

Vom angry young man zum Ausnahme-Unternehmer Halb Genie, halb Wahnsinniger, Guru, Choleriker und Kontrollfreak – das ist das vorherrschende Bild, das sich die Welt von Steve Jobs gemacht hat. Jobs selbst hat zu seinen Lebzeiten dieses Image gern gepflegt, und seine Biographen sind ihm bereitwillig gefolgt. Vier Jahre nach seinem Tod im Oktober 2011 ist es nun an der Zeit, ein klareres Bild des Apple-Gründers zu zeichnen, ein Bild, das frei ist von Klischees und Vorurteilen. Brent Schlender begleitete Steve Jobs über zwanzig Jahre lang, der engen Freundschaft der beiden verdanken wir tiefe Einblicke in das Leben des Unternehmers und in das Imperium von Apple. Auf Grundlage zahlreicher Gespräche mit Jobs selbst, mit engsten Vertrauten und Weggefährten wie Tim Cook oder auch Bill Gates ist ein ebenso differenziertes wie leidenschaftliches Porträt entstanden, das in seinem Kern der Frage nachgeht, wie aus einem ungestümen jungen Gründer die wichtigste Unternehmerpersönlichkeit unserer Zeit reifen konnte. Die Nähe Schlenders und das Knowhow Tetzelis – beide gehören zu den profiliertesten Technikjournalisten und zu den besten Kennern der Silicon-Valley-Szene – machen Becoming Steve Jobs zu einer mitreißenden Geschichte der Technologie-Ära und zu einer Biographie, die den Unternehmer nicht zur Ikone erhebt, sondern den Menschen hinter dem Mythos zum Vorschein bringt.

High-technology Entrepreneurship

Author: Raymond P. Oakey

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415593921

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 186

View: 691

With the global economy in a precarious position, nurturing new entrepreneurial high-technology firms is likely to comprise a key component of any policy to encourage economic growth, both in developed and developing countries. Recent high-technology ventures – such as retailing in the music industry – have shown how entrepreneurs can radically change, or even replace, the structure of existing industries. High-Technology Entrepreneurshipintroduces and analyzes all the major aspects of high-technology small-firm formation and growth. Locational and functional aspects of the process, as well as how contexts for development may vary between developed and developing economies are also discussed. Other key topics that are addressed include: how high technology firms originate in theory and practice entrepreneurship theory incubators, science parks and clustering entrepreneurial strategy and finance. Students taking Master's-level courses in entrepreneurship, technology, innovation, academic enterprise and industrial development will find this an essential textbook for completing their studies.

How Google Works

Author: Eric Schmidt,Jonathan Rosenberg

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444792482

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

View: 7705

Both Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenberg came to Google as seasoned Silicon Valley business executives, but over the course of a decade they came to see the wisdom in Coach John Wooden's observation that 'it's what you learn after you know it all that counts'. As they helped grow Google from a young start-up to a global icon, they relearned everything they knew about management. How Google Works is the sum of those experiences distilled into a fun, easy-to-read primer on corporate culture, strategy, talent, decision-making, communication, innovation, and dealing with disruption. The authors explain how the confluence of three seismic changes - the internet, mobile, and cloud computing - has shifted the balance of power from companies to consumers. The companies that will thrive in this ever-changing landscape will be the ones that create superior products and attract a new breed of multifaceted employees whom the authors dub 'smart creatives'. The management maxims ('Consensus requires dissension', 'Exile knaves but fight for divas', 'Think 10X, not 10%') are illustrated with previously unreported anecdotes from Google's corporate history. 'Back in 2010, Eric and I created an internal class for Google managers,' says Rosenberg. 'The class slides all read 'Google confidential' until an employee suggested we uphold the spirit of openness and share them with the world. This book codifies the recipe for our secret sauce: how Google innovates and how it empowers employees to succeed.'

Starting Up Silicon Valley

How ROLM Became a Cultural Icon and Fortune 500 Company

Author: Katherine Maxfield

Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group

ISBN: 193711063X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 368

View: 3878

From Fruit Shed to Fortune 500: The inside story of ROLM and its continuing influence on Silicon Valley Decades before Facebook, seven years before Apple, four young men were hard at work in a prune-drying shed designing “the world’s toughest computer.” That was the founding of ROLM Corporation, at a time when the orchards of Santa Clara County were being transformed into what would become Silicon Valley. By 1984—merely fifteen years later—ROLM was a Fortune 500 company with worldwide offices and a park-like campus. That same year, IBM bought the company in the biggest deal Silicon Valley had ever seen. By then, Silicon Valley was the world’s center of innovation, with a hallmark culture very different from the rest of corporate America. ROLM set the benchmark for that culture by providing significant financial rewards for smart, successful work, and an environment where employees could unwind—swimming laps, playing tennis, or dining brookside. ROLM’s influence extends today, in campuses like those of Google and Cisco, where onsite masseuses and sushi chefs are commonplace. Starting Up Silicon Valley reveals • leadership’s challenges, doubts, and convictions, from start-up to buyout and beyond; • how ROLM’s technological innovations disrupted two industries; • why ROLM was known as a Great Place to Work (GPW) and how that style can influence today’s workplace; • the dirty tricks that giant AT&T undertook to smash competition that threatened its domain; and • the hopes and frustrations of an IBM merger, from both sides of the story. Humorous anecdotes and the wisdom of some of Silicon Valley’s most respected leaders make Starting Up Silicon Valley an intimate story of one of the Valley’s most important and culturally influential companies.

Hard Facts, Dangerous Half-Truths, and Total Nonsense

Profiting from Evidence-based Management

Author: Jeffrey Pfeffer,Robert I. Sutton

Publisher: Harvard Business Press

ISBN: 1422154580

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 276

View: 4236

The best organizations have the best talent. . . Financial incentives drive company performance. . . Firms must change or die. Popular axioms like these drive business decisions every day. Yet too much common management “wisdom” isn’t wise at all—but, instead, flawed knowledge based on “best practices” that are actually poor, incomplete, or outright obsolete. Worse, legions of managers use this dubious knowledge to make decisions that are hazardous to organizational health. Jeffrey Pfeffer and Robert I. Sutton show how companies can bolster performance and trump the competition through evidence-based management, an approach to decision-making and action that is driven by hard facts rather than half-truths or hype. This book guides managers in using this approach to dismantle six widely held—but ultimately flawed—management beliefs in core areas including leadership, strategy, change, talent, financial incentives, and work-life balance. The authors show managers how to find and apply the best practices for their companies, rather than blindly copy what seems to have worked elsewhere. This practical and candid book challenges leaders to commit to evidence-based management as a way of organizational life—and shows how to finally turn this common sense into common practice.

Command and Control

Die Atomwaffenarsenale der USA und die Illusion der Sicherheit

Author: Eric Schlosser

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 3406655963

Category: Political Science

Page: 598

View: 7461

Arkansas, 18. September 1980, abends: Bei Routinearbeiten an einer gefechtsbereiten Titan-II-Rakete rutscht einem Arbeiter ein Schraubenschlüssel aus der Hand. »O Mann, das ist nicht gut”, ist sein erster Gedanke. Das Missgeschick führt zu einer Kettenreaktion, der größte je gebaute Atomsprengkopf droht zu explodieren ... Weltweit sind Tausende von Atomsprengköpfen stationiert. Viele von ihnen werden rund um die Uhr gefechtsbereit gehalten, damit sie innerhalb einer Minute starten und eine unvorstellbare Verwüstung anrichten können. Was das für die Soldaten in den unterirdischen Bunkern heißt und welche Gefahren von den scharfen Atomwaffen ausgehen, ist uns kaum bewusst. Der Journalist und Bestseller-Autor Eric Schlosser deckt in diesem zeithistorischen Thriller auf der Grundlage von geheimen Unterlagen des Verteidigungsministeriums und Interviews mit Augenzeugen einen dramatischen Unfall in einem Atomwaffensilo der USA auf, der um ein Haar mehrere amerikanische Großstädte vernichtet hätte. In diesen Krimi einer am Ende gerade noch gelungenen Rettung flicht er die Geschichte der amerikanischen Atomrüstung ein. Er erzählt, wie Raketen und Sprengköpfe rund um die Uhr abschussbereit gehalten werden und wie die Menschen ticken, die ihr Leben für die Sicherheit der Massenvernichtungswaffen einsetzen. Eine spektakuläre Geschichte des Kalten Krieges und der Atomrüstung «von unten»: aus der Sicht der Soldaten in den Silos, die mit einem falschen Handgriff die Apokalypse auslösen können. «Atemberaubend, ... mitreißend ... Eric Schlosser verbindet profunde Informationen mit der Erzählung haarsträubender Details zu zahlreichen Unfällen und zeigt, dass auch die besten Kontrollsysteme nicht menschlichen Fehlern, Missgeschicken und der wachsenden technologischen Komplexität gewachsen sind.» Publisher’s Weekly »Ebenso anschaulich wie erschütternd ... Eine umfassende und beunruhigende Untersuchung über die Illusion der Sicherheit von Atomwaffen.” Kirkus Reviews «Die weltweiten Atwomwaffenarsenale sind nicht so sicher, wie sie sein sollten – das ist die Botschaft dieses faszinierenden und aufwühlenden Buches.» Lee H. Hamilton, ehemaliger Kongress-Abgeordneter der USA und Co-Vorsitzender der Blue Ribbon Commission on America’s Nuclear Future

Technology Review

MIT's Magazine of Innovation

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Technology

Page: N.A

View: 7739