Site of the Invention of the First Commercially Practicable Integrated Circuit
California State Historic Landmark 1000
#1000 First Commercially Practicable Integrated Circuit
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" semiconductor electronics industry, and brought profound change
to the lives of people everywhere.
Nothing remains of this site.
844 E Charleston Rd, Mountain View.
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