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
VLSIresearch Customer Satisf ...

VLSI's Customer Satisfaction Survey Celebrates 30 Years A Look Back... 2018 ma ...

VLSI's Customer Satisfaction Survey Celebrates 30 Years A Look Back... 2018 marks the 30th year VLSIresearch has released its annual Customer Satisfaction Survey ... 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
BEOL Origins
15 Feb 1995

When Back End of the Line wafer processing was new and emergent.

When Back End of the Line wafer processing was new and emergent. ... See more
Reminiscences from SEMICON
15 Jul 1971

The industry was in its childhood? When two or three SEMICON trade shows covered ...

The industry was in its childhood? When two or three SEMICON trade shows covered the entire world? ... See more
Silicon Valley Genealogy

SEMI's poster that shows the history of semiconductor start-ups in Silicon Valle ...

SEMI's poster that shows the history of semiconductor start-ups in Silicon Valley. ... 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
International Standards and  ...

A conversation with Robert N. Noyce and Karel Urbanek

A conversation with Robert N. Noyce and Karel Urbanek ... See more
Paradigms of Maskless Lithog ...

The replacement of optical lithography with e-beam direct write for semiconducto ...

The replacement of optical lithography with e-beam direct write for semiconductor manufacturing has been predicted since Gordon Moore penned his 1965 paper, writing "It is worth noting that this density of comp ...See more
VLSIresearch's History of th ...

VLSI Research's History of the semiconductor equipment industry covers its devel ...

VLSI Research's History of the semiconductor equipment industry covers its development from its earliest years up around 1990. Shows specific histories for Automatic Test Equipment - ATE, semiconductor assembly ...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
An Intel Wafer Fab Cleanroom ...
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
Semiconductor wafer fab tour ...
15 Jun 2000

Go inside a 200mm fab at Intel's Fab 17 Hudson, Massachusetts factory as it exis ...

Go inside a 200mm fab at Intel's Fab 17 Hudson, Massachusetts factory as it existed around 2000. ... See more
SEMATECH - An Oral History
16 Jun 1992

An interview with Dave Anderson

An interview with Dave Anderson ... 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
The Development of the First ...
02 Jan 1983

Megatest's MegaOne was the system that sparked the tester-per-pin revolution (19 ...

Megatest's MegaOne was the system that sparked the tester-per-pin revolution (1983, courtesy of Teradyne). Find out more in this video that contains great clips of the state-of-the-art in technology development ...See more
The invention of the IC, an  ...
23 Jan 1958

The History of the invention of the Integrated Circuit. Why it wasn't so predict ...

The History of the invention of the Integrated Circuit. Why it wasn't so predictable. Corporate culture played no small part in influencing how a small west coast start-up named Fairchild and a company that mad ...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
Copper Interconnect – How  ...
15 Jun 1998

The transition from aluminum to copper wiring in semiconductor process technolog ...

The transition from aluminum to copper wiring in semiconductor process technology is discussed in this interview with Anantha Sethuraman, with particular emphasis on the inspection technology and the role marke ...See more
Ultratech’s History
29 Sep 2017

Founded in 1979 as Ultratech Stepper, it was the oldest stepper company in the w ...

Founded in 1979 as Ultratech Stepper, it was the oldest stepper company in the world until its sale to Veeco in 2017. Used in the semiconductor lithography process, its stepper was unique in its use of a 1X len ...See more
History of Ion Implantation
15 Jun 1980

History of Ion Implantation Systems and their importance in the development of s ...

History of Ion Implantation Systems and their importance in the development of semiconductor manufacturing. Includes the roles William Shockley and Liechtenstein based Balzers played in the early development of ...See more
40 Years Of Moore's Law
06 Jun 2005

Historical perspective on Moore’s Law and its affects on everyday life and eco ...

Historical perspective on Moore’s Law and its affects on everyday life and economic growth for the world as a whole from the fruits brought by semiconductor technology through a 2005 lens. ... 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

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