The Birth of Silicon Valley

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Produced by the Computer History Museum, it recalls how the disruptive management style of William Shockley, who led the Ball Labs team that invented the transistor in 1948, forced 8 of his brilliant engineers to break away from Shockley Semiconductor Lab to form a new company called Fairchild.  Two of these engineers, Robert Noyce and Gordon Moore, founded Intel in 1968, and the rest is history.

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