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

Explore Images in Semiconduc ...
16 Jun 2008

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
A History Timeline of Automa ...
15 Jun 2006

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
A Brief History of Electropl ...

200 years of deposition technology

200 years of deposition technology ... See more
Moore's Law: Original Draft  ...
19 Apr 1965

The Future of Integrated Electronics draft, written by Dr. Gordon E. Moore for E ...

The Future of Integrated Electronics draft, written by Dr. Gordon E. Moore for Electronics Magazine while he worked at Fairchild Semiconductor. This seminal paper would prove to be one of the most important pap ...See more
SRC 25th Anniversary
01 Jun 2007

The history and accomplishments of the Semiconductor Research Corporation

The history and accomplishments of the Semiconductor Research Corporation ... See more
Evolution of the IT Industry
15 Jun 1995

Evolution of the IT Industry from 1890 to 1994

Evolution of the IT Industry from 1890 to 1994 ... See more
The Transistor and the Birth ...

The Invention of the Transistor and the Birth of the Information Age. Michael Ri ...

The Invention of the Transistor and the Birth of the Information Age. Michael Riordan, co-author of Crystal Fire, discusses how it came to be. ... See more
Moore's Law: Its Death Has B ...
01 Oct 2003

Its Death Has Been Greatly Over-Exaggerated - ISSM 2003 Keynote Presentation

Its Death Has Been Greatly Over-Exaggerated - ISSM 2003 Keynote Presentation ... See more
The Near Impossibility of Ma ...

This superb article, about the birth of the Perkin Elmer Projection Scanning Ali ...

This superb article, about the birth of the Perkin Elmer Projection Scanning Aligner, was first published in the Fall 1999 issue of American Heritage of Information & Technology. ... See more
VLSI - An Economist's Viewpo ...
15 Jan 1980

A Presentation Draft of The First Wafer Fab Cost Optimization Model1980

A Presentation Draft of The First Wafer Fab Cost Optimization Model1980 ... See more
Environmental Health and Saf ...
15 Sep 1994

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
History of Ion Implantation
15 Jun 1980

Historical Perspective and Future Trends for Ion Implementation System.

Historical Perspective and Future Trends for Ion Implementation System. ... 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
VLSIresearch's History of th ...

VLSI Research's History of the Equipment Industry

VLSI Research's History of the Equipment Industry ... 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
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
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
Intel Fab 17 Circa 2000
15 Jun 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
Anantha Sethuraman
15 Jun 1998

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

Copper Interconnect – How an Unusual Source & Marketing Helped Make It Happen ... See more
BEOL Origins: 1995
15 Feb 1995

The Development of Megatest' ...
02 Jan 1983

The system that sparked the tester-per-pin revolution (1983, courtesy of Teradyn ...

The system that sparked the tester-per-pin revolution (1983, courtesy of Teradyne). It was the first. ... See more
An Intel Cleanroom Circa 198 ...
02 Jun 1980

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
When the death of Moore's La ...
15 Jan 1996

Crashing into Moore's Wall is like a conspiracy theory: it can never be disprove ...

Crashing into Moore's Wall is like a conspiracy theory: it can never be disproved to the true believers that our industry is about to run into a wall that has never appeared. Back in the mid-nineties, Scientifi ...See more
Change In Chip Making And Ho ...
12 Jun 1996

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
Reflect & Imagine 20 Years o ...

In 2004, ASML turned 20. This book was originally published to give employees an ...

In 2004, ASML turned 20. This book was originally published to give employees an insight into the history of ASML and a vision of what the future was likely to bring. ... See more

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