Launched in September of 2004, The Chip History Center web site was originally developed by VLSI Research Inc to be the Semiconductor Industry’s History Channel on the Internet to help strengthen the industry’s infrastructure by providing an archive of videos and reports that document the industry’s history and its development. Today its purpose is to

  • Serve as a virtual museum on the history of the semiconductor industry

  • Preserve and archive the history of the industry that opened the doors to the information age

  • Provide easy to access and free information to researchers, historians, and educators

  • Provide educational resources for K-12 that show how things work

  • Provide role models for children of people for whom science and math have enriched their lives