Images of History
Key images drawn from donated and archived documents in VLSI's library. These images have been carefully selected for their historical significance as they show history in the making. We included the images, along with current comments as to their relevance by The Chip History Center's docents.
People, Circa 1958 - Bob Noyce's Fairchild Business Card and Photos
Posted by: Hoover,Ryan
Posted on: 02/21/08 08:25:45 PM
I joined Intel in 1986 and retired in 2006. Smoking was still permitted in a corner of the cafeteria in the original Mission Campus building. Since I smoked at that time, I'd go to the smoking corner frequently. Bob Noyce did the same. In my first encounter with him, he asked if he could join me and, impredded, I said "sure!" He was easy going, unassuming and a charming conversationalist, ready to talk about many topics other than semiconductor ICs. I remember thinking after that first encounter that I was indeed lucky to have joined Intel. -Ryan Hoover