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Tue January 29, 2013
What Hath Silicon Valley Wrought?
In 1957, decades before Steve Jobs revolutionized the way we think and use computers, or Mark Zuckerberg transformed the meaning of social media, Physicist Robert Noyce was blazing a path for the Jobs and Zuckerbergs of the world. He was creating Silicon Valley.
Noyce and his co-workers decided to leave the Shockley Semiconductor Company to start their own transistor business. They created the microchip and -- by extension-- Silicon Valley.
Leslie Berlin: Project Historian for the Silicon Valley Archives at Stanford University; author, The Man Behind the Microchip: Robert Noyce and the Invention of Silicon ValleyRegis McKenna
Regis McKenna: Sillicon Valley veteran and well-known technology marketing consultan