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#1000:  Site of Invention of the First Commercially Practicable Integrated Circuit

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Location:

844 E Charleston Rd, Palo Alto

37.421776,-122.103312

 

 

Plaque:

State Plaque

Notes:

None


From the Guidebook:

At this site in 1959, Dr. Robert Noyce of Fairchild Semiconductor Corporation invented the first integrated circuit that could be produced commercially. Based on 'planar' technology, an earlier Fairchild breakthrough, Noyce's invention consisted of a complete electronic circuit inside a small silicon chip. His innovation helped revolutionize 'Silicon Valley's' semicondutor electronics industry, and brought profound change to the lives of people everywhere.



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