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The Resource The man behind the microchip : Robert Noyce and the invention of Silicon Valley, Leslie Berlin

The man behind the microchip : Robert Noyce and the invention of Silicon Valley, Leslie Berlin

Label
The man behind the microchip : Robert Noyce and the invention of Silicon Valley
Title
The man behind the microchip
Title remainder
Robert Noyce and the invention of Silicon Valley
Statement of responsibility
Leslie Berlin
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Hailed as the Thomas Edison and Henry Ford of Silicon Valley, Robert Noyce was a brilliant inventor, a leading entrepreneur, and a daring risk taker who piloted his own jets and skied mountains accessible only by helicopter. Now, in The Man Behind the Microchip, Leslie Berlin captures not only this colorful individual but also the vibrant interplay of technology, business, money, politics, and culture that defines Silicon Valley. Here is the life of a giant of the high-tech industry, the co-founder of Fairchild Semiconductor and Intel who co-invented the integrated circuit, the electronic heart of every modern computer, automobile, cellular telephone, advanced weapon, and video game. With access to never-before-seen documents, Berlin paints a fascinating portrait of Noyce: he was an ambitious and intensely competitive multimillionaire who exuded a "just folks" sort of charm, a Midwestern preacher's son who rejected organized religion but would counsel his employees to "go off and do something wonderful," a man who never looked back and sometimes paid a price for it. In addition, this vivid narrative sheds light on Noyce's friends and associates, including some of the best-known managers, venture capitalists, and creative minds in Silicon Valley. Berlin draws upon interviews with dozens of key players in modern American business--including Andy Grove, Steve Jobs, Gordon Moore, and Warren Buffett; their recollections of Noyce give readers a privileged, first-hand look inside the dynamic world of high-tech entrepreneurship. --Publisher
Summary
The triumphs and setbacks of inventor and entrepreneur Robert Noyce are illuminated in a biography that describes his colorful life in context of the evolution of the high-tech industry and the complex interrelationships among technology, business, big money, politics, and culture in Silicon Valley
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
198197
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Berlin, Leslie
Dewey number
  • 621.381/092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
TK7807.N69
LC item number
B47 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Noyce, Robert N.
  • Noyce, Robert N.
  • Electronics engineers
  • Santa Clara Valley (Santa Clara County, Calif.)
  • Electronics engineers
  • California
  • United States
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
Robert Noyce and the invention of Silicon Valley
Label
The man behind the microchip : Robert Noyce and the invention of Silicon Valley, Leslie Berlin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 369-383) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Adrenaline and Gasoline -- Rapid Robert -- Apprenticeship -- Breakaway -- Invention -- A Strange Little Upstart -- Startup -- Takeoff -- The Edge of What's Barely Possible -- Renewal -- Political Entrepreneurship -- Public Startup -- Author's Interviews and Correspondence -- Robert Noyce's Patents
Control code
ocm57201649
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 402 pages
Isbn
9780195163438
Lccn
2004065494
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780195163438
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)57201649
Label
The man behind the microchip : Robert Noyce and the invention of Silicon Valley, Leslie Berlin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 369-383) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Adrenaline and Gasoline -- Rapid Robert -- Apprenticeship -- Breakaway -- Invention -- A Strange Little Upstart -- Startup -- Takeoff -- The Edge of What's Barely Possible -- Renewal -- Political Entrepreneurship -- Public Startup -- Author's Interviews and Correspondence -- Robert Noyce's Patents
Control code
ocm57201649
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 402 pages
Isbn
9780195163438
Lccn
2004065494
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780195163438
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)57201649

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