American Experience

Silicon Valley

Season 25 Episode 3 | 1h 23m 11s Video has closed captioning.

Led by physicist Robert Noyce, Fairchild Semiconductor began as a start-up company whose radical innovations would help make the United States a leader in both space exploration and the personal computer revolution, changing the way the world works, plays, and communicates. Noyce's invention of the microchip ultimately re-shaped the future, launching the world into the Information Age.

Aired: 02/05/13

Expired: 12/15/15

Rating: NR

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