is a 260 page history of Application Specific Integrated Circuits (ASIC's)
through 1992 complete with 8 pages of photos. While now out of
print, the complete book is available on-line from Google at no cost. Just
go to Google
The 3+ hour documentary 'The Fairchild Chronicles' covering the history of the
original Fairchild Semiconductor is now available on this site in streaming video
here. Click here for
There is a "second feature" on the Chronicles. Starting at time 182 is a presentation
made by Rob Walker at the 2007 Fairchild @ 50 reunion. It is titled 'How Fairchild
invented ASIC and CAD, then denied it ever happened'.
The four hour documentary 'The Microprocessor Chronicles' covers the technical
and business decisions of microprocessor development through 2006.
It is available in American DVD format from Amazon for