Semiconductors are to the information age what engines are to the industrial age. Chips are the steam engine, the internal combustion engine, and the fractional horsepower engine rolled up into one. The Chip History Center is dedicated to preserving that history for future generations.

Exhibits

40 Years Of Moore's Law

It has been 40 years since Gordon Moore first posted what would one day be known ...

It has been 40 years since Gordon Moore first posted what would one day be known as Moore's Law. ... See more
A Brief History of Electropl ...

200 years of deposition technology

200 years of deposition technology ... See more
A History Timeline of Automa ...

A special presentation of The Chip History Center on History Timeline of Automat ...

A special presentation of The Chip History Center on History Timeline of Automatic Test Equipment ... See more
AMD - Automated Precision Ma ...

This video describes one of the most important factors in how AMD surged ahead t ...

This video describes one of the most important factors in how AMD surged ahead to become a world leader in semiconductor manufacturing. In its description of APM, you get an aerial view and tour inside AMD's 20 ...See more
An Intel Cleanroom Circa 198 ...

This video shows what it was like to work in a state-of-art fab during the late ...

This video shows what it was like to work in a state-of-art fab during the late seventies to early eighties. ... See more
Anantha Sethuraman

Copper Interconnect – How an Unusual Source & Marketing Helped Make It Happen

Copper Interconnect – How an Unusual Source & Marketing Helped Make It Happen ... See more
Balzers - History of Ion Imp ...

Historical Perspective and Future Trends for Ion Implementation System.

Historical Perspective and Future Trends for Ion Implementation System. ... See more
Change In Chip Making And Ho ...

A revolution is occurring in the chip industry causing fundamental change at its ...

A revolution is occurring in the chip industry causing fundamental change at its market. business, and technical levels. Manufacturers are becoming more market-driven as commodity marketing methods give way to ...See more
Environmental Health and Saf ...

The semiconductor industry has always worked hard to have and to maintain extrem ...

The semiconductor industry has always worked hard to have and to maintain extremely high health and safety levels. ... See more
Evaluation of Automated Test ...

Jerry Hutcheson, VLSI Research's founder, was very active in the test side of th ...

Jerry Hutcheson, VLSI Research's founder, was very active in the test side of the semiconductor business in the early 70's. The following document is his internal notes about tester evaluation, selection criter ...See more
Evolution of the IT Industry

Evolution of the IT Industry from 1890 to 1994

Evolution of the IT Industry from 1890 to 1994 ... See more
Explore Images of History

Key images drawn from donated and archived documents in VLSI's library. These im ...

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. ... See more
Explore News of History

Key events drawn from archived documents in VLSI's library. These documents have ...

Key events drawn from archived documents in VLSI's library. These documents have been carefully selected for their historical significance. ... See more
From The Lab to The Fab

Transistors to Integrated Circuits

Transistors to Integrated Circuits ... See more
IC Timeline

IC Timeline a special presentation of The Chip History Center.

IC Timeline a special presentation of The Chip History Center. ... See more
Intel Fab 11X Circa 2004

This video is a manufacturing IT case study that shows Intel's first true 300mm ...

This video is a manufacturing IT case study that shows Intel's first true 300mm manufacturing fab in Rio Rancho, New Mexico. ... See more
Intel Fab 17 Circa 2000

This video was shot inside a 200mm fab at Intel's Hudson, Massachusetts factory.

This video was shot inside a 200mm fab at Intel's Hudson, Massachusetts factory. ... See more
Intel Timeline from 1968 - 1 ...

A special presentation of The Chip History Center on Intel Timeline from 1968-19 ...

A special presentation of The Chip History Center on Intel Timeline from 1968-1984 ... See more
International Standards

A conversation with Robert N. Noyce and Karel Urbanek

A conversation with Robert N. Noyce and Karel Urbanek ... See more
Interview with Dave Anderson

SEMATECH - An Oral History

SEMATECH - An Oral History ... See more
ISSM 2003 Keynote Presentati ...
01 Oct 2003

Its Death Has Been Greatly Over-Exaggerated

Its Death Has Been Greatly Over-Exaggerated ... See more
John Bardeen and Transistor  ...
25 Apr 2007

John Bardeen and Transistor Physics by Howard R. Huff, International SEMATECH

John Bardeen and Transistor Physics by Howard R. Huff, International SEMATECH ... See more
Lam Research: the Early Year ...

One of the most celebrated companies in the equipment industry, Lam was once a s ...

One of the most celebrated companies in the equipment industry, Lam was once a scrappy start-up taking on far larger companies. ... See more
Moore's Law: 40 Years and Co ...
01 Jan 2005

In 1965, Gordon Moore sat down to pen his article for Electronics magazine. Even ...

In 1965, Gordon Moore sat down to pen his article for Electronics magazine. Eventually, it would come to be known as Moore's Law. This is an overview, published Forty years later, celebrating how it was still g ...See more

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