Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley

Streaming Video - 2014
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SILICON VALLEY tells the story of the pioneering scientists and engineers who transformed rural Santa Clara County into the hub of technological ingenuity we now know as Silicon Valley. The film spotlights the creativity of the young men who founded Fairchild Semiconductor, in particular the brilliant, charismatic young physicist Robert Noyce. Their radical innovations would include the integrated circuit that helped make the United States a leader in both space exploration and the personal computer revolution, transforming the way the world works, plays and communicates, making possible everything from the Apollo program to smart phones, from pacemakers to microwaves.
Publisher: [United States] : PBS, 2014.
Branch Call Number: eVideo hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 90 min.)) :,sd., col.
digital, rda
video file, rda


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MmeLeChat Feb 26, 2014

Like all PBS - American Experience features, this is excellent.

Feb 03, 2014

Great overview of the development of Silicon Valley in the Santa Clara Valley once best known for its fruit orchards. Shows how Robert Noyce, co-inventor of the microchip made the valley what it is today. Shows how critical it is for kids to know math and science.


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Feb 03, 2014

Great overview of the development of "Silicon Valley" and the role of key player Robert Noyce, co-inventor of the microchip which revolutionalized American technology.
Shows why kids have to know math and science.

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